The defender says it is substance over style for Remi Garde's men this weekend.
The striker was impressive as he made one and scored the other in the 2-1 win over Bordeaux.
Newcastle United will take on Crystal Palace away from home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
The striker has backed the young forward to have a big future at the Stadium of Light.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Qarabag FK 1-0 in the Europa League.
Queens Park Rangers and Leeds United will face each other at Loftus Road in the Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The two players will be hoping for a place in the squad this weekend.
Training ground rows have engulfed Newcastle in the build-up to this weekend’s game and they must now show heart to turn things around.
Manchester City will face Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Paul Merson is impressed by the team Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has assembled.
Since announcing her comeback via a 30-second ad during the X Factor a fortnight ago, Adele has occupied a great deal of newsprint and bandwidth. Yet little has been with the participation of the singer herself.
It’s safe to assume that Daniel Craig doesn’t just want to be known as the sixth actor to play sexist super-spy James Bond.
The film-maker Roman Polanski has won the latest round of his battle to avoid extradition to the United States over a 1977 child sex abuse conviction, after a Polish court rejected a US application.