After the win over Norwich and a personal triumph for himself with the four goals, Gini Wijnaldum believes that the victory will help give the team confidence, which in turn will help the players relax for games rather than be on edge, which should then lead to more wins…

However, even before Sunday’s win at the ninth time of asking, the former PSV midfielder revealed he was already feeling at home, despite the results.

Wijnaldum says that when things go bad, fans will automatically point the finger at expensive signings not making a real impact, BUT he says that wasn’t the case these past two months on Tyneside.

The United player says that the locals supported him and that when he speaks to family in Holland he tells them that Newcastle already feels like home, which is what he thinks has helped him to deliver six goals already in only nine Premier League matches.

Looking forward, Wijnaldum acknowledges that now the team have to put a run together and not just play well in parts of matches.

Sunday on Wearside could be a real make or break as to whether the players are capable of  now building up a head of steam.

Gini Wijnaldum:

“I already felt at home before Norwich.

“Newcastle paid a lot of money for me and when it goes bad you know that supporters will be angry at players who were bought for most money…but that was not the case here, they supported me.”

No place like home:

“When I go home my family ask me how it is in Newcastle and I say it’s OK and I feel at home, that is why I can give the performances like I do now.

“I want to repay them and that is what I have wanted to do in matches before Norwich but it was difficult, we repaid them though with a win.”

This is the challenge:

“We have to do it every week and win a few games in a row, that’s going to be the challenge for us, not just 45 minutes or in one game – a lot of games.

“Every win gives you more confidence, win more games and you become more relaxed.

“We have the confidence and if we train well and do what we did before, we will get the results that we want.”