Newcastle's Christian Atsu admits he still has a special relationship with Everton fans

Christian Atsu of Newcastle United is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Newcastle United play host to Everton in the Premier League tomorrow.

Newcastle player Christian Atsu in action during the Premier League match between Burnley and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on October 30, 2017 in Burnley, England.

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.

Christian Atsu of Newcastle United is seen during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on November 4, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

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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:

Christian Atsu of Newcastle United and Jordon Ibe of AFC Bournemouth battle for possession during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and AFC Bournemouth at St. James Park on...Christian Atsu 

"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.

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