Burnley confirm Newcastle United clash – Vincent Kompany looking forward to friendly
Vincent Kompany and his players will face Newcastle United in six days.
The Burnley boss having confirmed the friendly match in Portugal.
That’s seven warm-up games (see below) for Newcastle United in total before the big kick-off against Nottingham Forest.
This Burnley friendly is set to take place behind closed doors.
Vincent Kompany speaking to the Burnley Express:
“Training camp as a player is always the hardest part [of pre-season] but it is something we need.
“We are in a place where we can really focus on the football and get the details that will be crucial for the first games of the season.
“It’s a good time for us to have him.
“They are a team, despite the changes and the fact that we had to bring in a lot of players, it has been, so far, easy to bring them in.
“That’s one thing Burnley have more than any other club I think, this unit, it’s a real group of guys and I like working with them.
“I keep it simple and enjoy my time working with them every day.”
Asked who Burnley will face in the scheduled friendlies in Portugal, Vincent Kompany admitted:
“We play Newcastle on Saturday.”
Newcastle face Benfica three days later on Tuesday evening (July 26).
Only 20 days left before the start of the season, two friendlies less and now five to play.
Newcastle United matches:
Saturday July 9, 2022 – Newcastle beat Gateshead 5-1 at the NUFC training ground, goals for Almiron (2), Joelinton, Sean Longstaff, Ritchie.
Friday, July 15, 2022 – FC Pinzgau Saalfelden hosted a friendly match between Newcastle United and German side 1860 Munich at their stadium, the Saalfelden Arena Bürgerau. NUFC scoring three second half goals (Willock, Sean Longstaff, Bruno) to win 3-0.
Monday, July 18, 2022 – Newcastle take on German side Mainz at the 4,500 capacity Kufstein Arena FC Kufstein, kick-off at 4pm local time (3pm UK).
Saturday July 23, 2022 – Newcastle play a friendly match behind closed doors (in Portugal) against Burnley.
Tuesday July 26, 2022 – Friendly away game at Benfica with kick off at 8pm (local time) or 7pm in the UK.
Friday, July 29, 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Atalanta with kick off at 7.45pm.
Saturday July 30, 2022 – Home friendly at St James Park – Newcastle v Athletic Bilbao with a 3pm kick-off.