Newcastle United midfielder Moussa Sissoko has told the Chronicle that he believes the side can beat anyone at St. James' Park.
Newcastle host Manchester United tomorrow night as underdogs, but Sissoko insists that the feeling within camp is a positive one after a win against Aston Villa in their most recent fixture.
“At home we can beat anybody," he said. "We have to play like we did on Saturday and if we do we can win again.”
The statement should hearten Newcastle supporters who have seen their team roll over too easily against some opponents this season.
Manchester City beat Newcastle 5-0 recently, but they do appear a different team in front of their own passionate fan-base.
St. James' Park is one of the most intimidating grounds to play at in the Premier League when the atmosphere is at its most raucous, and Sissoko will be hoping that the noise levels are high when they take on United.
Louis van Gaal's side have not looked infallible this season, but it will still be a tough test of a Newcastle side who have little left to play for but pride.
At the moment the Tynesiders are way below the European spots, but also well clear of the drop zone and they will be looking to ensure that their season doesn't peter out as a result.