The 29-year-old admits he was unhappy with his Newcastle United performances last term.
The attacker has four goals in three games on loan at PSV while Newcastle United toil in the final third.
The midfielder impressed in his natural position against Birmingham City, so why does the Newcastle United boss insist on playing him in a different role?
The Newcastle United player has not been good enough this season.
Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers went head-to-head this weekend.
The powerful midfielder surprisingly left promoted Hull to join The Magpies in the Championship.
All is not well at St James' Park and below-par performances from key players is hardly helping.
The Magpies owe their superb start to the season to the contributions of their on-form newcomers.
Two Championship promotion hopefuls meet at St James' Park in an intriguing Boxing Day match.
The Senagelese midfielder looked to be approaching his best against Birmingham.