YOHAN Cabaye has sounded a rallying call ahead of Manchester United’s visit to St James’s Park.
Newcastle United were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield on Friday night.
And next up are Sir Alex Ferguson’s Premeir League champions, who Newcastle haven’t beaten at home in a decade.
Cabaye, however, is upbeat, believing the disappointment of Anfield will fire them against Man United, who themselves are smarting from a defeat to Blackburn Rovers at Old Trafford.
“We have to use our disappointment.” the midfielder said
“We’ll be at home, and we have to play with our hearts, and for the fans, to win the game. I think we have the possibility to win the game, and we have to be focused.”
Newcastle briefly led against Liverpool through an own goal, but two strikes from Craig Bellamy, and another from substitute Steven Gerrard, saw them suffer their third away defeat of the season.
“We’re very disappointed,” added Cabaye. “I think we started the game well, and led 1-0. It was good for us.
“We kept the ball well in the second half, and the crowd was frustrated with Liverpool’s players.
“I don’t know what happened with the second and third goals. It was hard for us. Unfortunately for us, we couldn’t get the result.”
Cabaye, signed from Lille last summer, is used to a winter break in his native France, but so far he’s enjoyed the hectic festive and New Year programme.
“For me to play during this period is new,” said Cabaye.
“I wasn’t dreading that, because I love playing, and I want to play every game and do my best to help the team.
“We played Liverpool, and now we play Manchester United. This is the football for me.
“I’m enjoying my football. The Premier League is the place to be to play football. The championship is better in England, and I’m enjoying playing against players like Steven Gerrard.”