The Magpies have qualified for the prestigious Champions League for the first time in 20 years.


It all started with Eddie Howe’s appointment in November 2021, when he took charge of a relegation-battling side.



The club made four signings in the winter of 2022, which helped them finish eleventh in Howe’s first stint and Trippier was the most important cog of the Newcastle manager’s machine.


Burn insisted that Trippier joining Newcastle last year was a huge risk for the player, but his leadership and skills have brought a winning mentality to the club and the squad.



“The mentality he has brought to Newcastle has taken us up another level”, Burn told The Athletic.


“When you’ve got someone like him, who has played at the very top — in a European Championship final, a World Cup semi-final, the Champions League final — he looks at the game in a different way.



“He has lifted the whole group.


“I’m sure the owners would say he’s the best signing they could have made.


“He took a risk when he came here and I’m so glad it’s paid off.”


Trippier has started in Newcastle’s right-back position in all 37 Premier League games season, scoring once and providing a further seven assists for his team-mates.


The 32-year-old will captain the Magpies in the hope of another successful season with Champions League football back at St. James’ Park.