Jack Colback's comments have highlighted how much the mood around Newcastle United has changed after a good run of form.
At the start of the campaign the team looked bereft of confidence and that was evident in the interviews that they were giving.
When asked about Newcastle's upcoming fixtures, after they had picked up just one win, Colback was filled with trepidation.
He said: “If we hadn’t won, we’d be going into Tottenham, Man City in the cup and Liverpool without a win.
“They’re tough games. If you don’t get a win there (against Leicester), you could be looking at 10 games without a win."
However, this fearful mentality has now totally changed and the midfielder is simply looking to extend their good form.
The Magpies have games against West Bromwich Albion and Queens Park Rangers coming up and Colback suggests that six points is fully obtainable.
“If we can beat West Brom going into the international break, and then have a home game against QPR, we could be absolutely flying," he told the Shields Gazette.
If Newcastle can indeed pick up maximum points from those games then talk will have turned from a relegation struggle to a European push and the mood around St. James' Park will be totally turned around.
Colback's comments highlights the changing attitude at Newcastle already, though, and Pardew will now be looking to keep spirits at the North-East club high for as long as possible.