Ameobi excited by Newcastle United’s Euro return

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SHOLA Ameobi is gunning for more European goals.

Ameobi is Newcastle United’s second-highest goalscorer in Europe with 12 strikes.

Only Alan Shearer – who netted 30 times – has scored more than him against European opposition.

The club was yesterday drawn against Greek side Atromitos FC in the competition’s final qualifying round.

And Ameobi – who was involved in Newcastle’s last two games in Athens, against Olympiakos and Panionios, in the 2004/05 season – is relishing the club’s return to the European stage.

“What we did last season was fantastic,” Ameobi said. “Personally, I wanted to see the club back in Europe having tasted it in the early 2000s. Hopefully, I can add a few more goals to my tally,” said Ameobi. “I certainly believe that the European-style of football suits my game. You get a little bit more time on the ball.

“You get more time to get the ball down, and that’s how I want to play.”