Daryl Janmaat has urged his teammates to take the momentum gained from the league cup win over Northampton Town into tomorrow’s league clash with Arsenal.
Newcastle secured a safe passage into the third round of the Capital One Cup thanks to the 4-1 win.
It was good to get the first win of the new regime too but we had to win this game.
And while a comfortable win over a team who sit three divisions below them is nothing to shout about, the Dutch full-back says it was pleasing to get the club’s first win of the season.
Janmaat - buoyed by the new signings made over the summer including Florian Thauvin and Georginio Wijnaldum - was back in the side after completing a one-match ban following his red card at Swansea City.
“I was pleased to be back in the side and it felt good to be back playing,” Janmaat, 25, told the Gazette.
“It was good to get the first win of the new regime too but we had to win this game.
“You don’t get credit for these type of wins, you just have to do your job and we did that.
“We have to try and take that kind of form into the Arsenal game now. It is going to be a hard game but the point at Old Trafford lifted us too and we have to build on it.
“All the signings are very good, I have been very impressed with them all.”
Newcastle haven’t deemed the domestic cup competitions a priority in previous seasons but there has been a sea change at the club over the summer. And head coach Steve McClaren says they will be taking both competitions very seriously.
Janmaat, a cup winner back in Holland, added: “A cup run is important, we want to go further.”