The Magpies will return to Premier League action in a few hours’ time when they take on Leicester at St. James’ Park.
De Jong, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a striker, is looking forward to the game and hopes to pick up all three points.
Newcastle will head into the encounter at St. James’ Park on the back of a 1-0 victory over Bournemouth away from home at the Vitality Stadium.
The Magpies are 17th in the Premier League table at the moment with 10 points from 12 matches, just two points above the relegation zone.
Meanwhile, Leicester are flying high in the table and have been the surprise package of the season so far. Claudio Ranieri’s side are currently third in the standings with 25 points from 12 matches.