Magpies ace Christian Atsu sat down for an exclusive interview with the club's official website, ahead of his side's home game against Everton tomorrow, and expressed his fondness for the Toffees and their supporters, having spent the 2014/15 season on loan with the Merseyside outfit.
Newcastle are currently reeling from a woeful run of form that has seen them lose six of their last seven Premier League outings, and they sit precariously in 16th position in the table, just two points clear of 18th placed West Ham United.
Rafa Benitez and his players will be desperate for all three points tomorrow, as they look to create some breathing space between themselves and the relegation zone, especially with games against Arsenal and Manchester City to come in their next three fixtures.
Atsu told NUFC.co.uk how he is relishing the chance to meet up with some of his former teammates tomorrow, having spent a season on loan at Goodison Park three years ago:
"They are a great club. They have great fans, very passionate fans. I'm hoping that I will meet my friends again tomorrow. Goodison is a very special place to play, with their supporters, they love their club so much. I had a very good relationship with the fans there."
A win for Newcastle tomorrow could take them as high as 11th in the table, if other results go their way, and Atsu will be hoping to help his team, having only just returned from a lengthly lay-off.