Moussa Sissoko says that it was a massive relief to rise up out of the relegation zone.
The midfielder thinks the last seven days have been ‘a big week’ for Newcastle United, with the fightbacks from 2-0 and 3-2 down against Manchester United, followed up by the win over West Ham on Saturday.
However, Moussa Sissoko will have to wait until Monday night to find out whether the relief was only temporary.
Swansea play Watford at home tonight and a win for the Welsh club would push Newcastle back down into the bottom three with Villa and Sunderland.
The buying of Jonjo Shelvey has intertwined the fortunes of the two clubs even further, with the pair currently looking like the favourites to fight out that third relegation spot.
Newcastle play Watford themselves next Saturday and despite two defeats already to the Hornets this season, Sissoko claims that the way United are now playing, they can go there and win.
With matches against Manchester City at home (will be moved if City reach League Cup final) and Everton away after that Watford game, life doesn’t look any easier.
Without the two new signings and the three points against West Ham it would have started to look like a hopeless cause for some.
“It feels like a big week for the club, against Manchester United it was a fantastic game and one point, then we said we had to win (v West Ham) and we did.
“Yes, of course (relief getting out of relegation zone), I think that we have played well in a lot of games and sometimes we have been unlucky.
“Against West Ham though we won and are out of the last three, which is a really good thing.
“We’ve a lot of important games coming up, starting at Watford away, but with the way we are playing I think we can go there and win.”