Newcastle United winger Moussa Sissoko has told Sky Sports that Rafael Benitez's first win will come in the huge six-pointer away to relegation rivals Norwich City on Saturday.
Despite chasing a first victory, Benitez's arrival at Tyneside seems to have had a positive impact on the relegation-threatened Magpies, who looked destined for the Championship under Steve McClaren.
They lost narrowly to Premier League leaders Leicester City in the Spaniard's first game, before earning a come-from-behind point in the Tyne-Wear derby with fellow strugglers Sunderland prior to the international break.
Their next outing comes at Carrow Road where victory would take 19th-placed Newcastle - who have a game in hand - level on points with the Canaries in 17th, and Sissoko is confident that United will kick off the Benitez era this weekend.
"We are a really good team. We need to show it on the pitch so we have a massive game against Norwich away," he told Sky Sports. "It's a final for us, so we will go there and give it everything and hopefully come back with three points.
"We all know he [Benitez] is a good manager. He has a lot of experience with a lot of teams. He came here to help us stay in the Premier League and I am confident we will do it and we will start on Saturday."
Victory at Norwich would be huge for the Magpies, who would still have a game in hand in which to move further clear of the drop zone.
Saturday's clash is expected to see Karl Darlow line up between the sticks after second-choice Rob Elliot - who was already deputising for Tim Krul - was ruled out for six months.