The central defender has been a revelation since his summer switch.
The 21-year old has adapted effortlessly to English football and has arguably been the best of the Magpies’ summer recruits so far.
The former Anderlecht man shed light on his considered approach to the game when asked how he reacted to the draw with Chelsea on Saturday.
“I went back to my house and watched the video of the game over again,” said Mbemba.
“I like to see what I need to do for future games and what the coach has told me… I look at everything again.”
His words paint a picture of a young man with his head screwed on who could well develop into a top Premier League centre-back.
Just seven games into the season and the man from Congo is already outshining his experienced partner, and club captain, Fabricio Coloccini.
The Argentine has looked out of sorts at times this season, while Mbemba’s performances have stayed consistently strong throughout.
Hopes are high on Tyneside that they may have unearthed the bedrock of their team for many years to come and all that’s needed now is a suitable partner as Coloccini's career begins to wind down.