Andros Townsend has revealed to The Shields Gazette the mood in the Newcastle United dressing room at the moment.
Townsend joined Newcastle from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur earlier this week.
The 24-year-old England international has stated how his new teammates are ready for the challenge that lays ahead of them.
“There is genuine ambition here, but I don’t think people think beyond the next three or four months,” Townsend told The Shields Gazette.
“Premier League survival is the focus for everyone in the dressing room and then should we maintain that, we start thinking about the future and the big picture.”
Newcastle are third from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with 21 points from 23 matches.
Steve McClaren’s side are just two points behind 17th-placed Norwich City and are in real danger of going down to the Championship at the end of the season.
The Magpies, though, have some good players, and fans should be optimistic of avoiding the dreaded drop.
Townsend knows the Premier League inside out and will have a point to prove at St. James’ Park after struggling for playing time at Tottenham this season.
Georginio Wijnaldum has been arguably Newcastle’s best player so far this season, Moussa Sissoko and Jonjo Shelvey have quality, while Rob Elliot has been superb in goal.