Jermaine Jenas highlights the most important thing for Newcastle this weekend

The Magpies are looking to build on a big win over Liverpool last weekend.

Jermaine Jenas has told BT Sport that the most important thing for Newcastle United this weekend is to put in a similar performance to last week.

The Magpies were deserved 2-0 winners against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last weekend, as they put in a top performance to seal all three points and move closer to escaping the relegation zone.

They face another tough game this weekend, though, as they travel to White Hart Lane to take on an in-form Tottenham Hotspur side.

Spurs are unbeaten since suffering an opening day defeat to Manchester United, and are full of confidence as a result; with may expecting them to record a win come Sunday afternoon.

Jenas is one of them, but says that the result isn’t important for Newcastle, the performance is.

“It was a spirited display against Liverpool [but] I do think Tottenham will win the game,” he told BT Sport.

“The most important thing for Steve McClaren is that they follow on from that type of performance and don’t go back to Crystal Palace type performance.

“Even if they get beat, so long as it’s something positive, that’s a step in the right direction for Steve McClaren and Newcastle United.”

While Jenas says a win is not vital for Newcastle, they will know that a second victory on the bounce would offer a huge boost to their fight against relegation.

They are currently 18th in the table, but level on points with Bournemouth and Norwich City ahead of them, meaning escape from the bottom three is very much a possibility.

They are also only a point adrift of Swansea City in 15th and two behind Chelsea in 14th, meaning they could climb well with a win over Spurs.

So while Jenas says performance is the most important aspect, McClaren is sure to argue that three points are his main priority.

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