Cabaye refusing to get carried away by Newcastle's Champions League dream

The Frenchman won’t contemplate Champions League football for the Magpies until they navigate tough tests away at Chelsea and home to Manchester City
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye says no one on Tyneside is looking beyond their next game as the Magpies continue their unlikely bid for Champions League football.

Following their 3-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday, a slip-up for Tottenham and a draw between Chelsea and Arsenal, Alan Pardew’s men further cemented their claims for a top four finish.

Cabaye scored twice and provided a wonderful assist for Papiss Cisse in their win over the Potters, but the Frenchman will not accept any plaudits until the end of the season.

"We have got big confidence on the pitch. We just want to keep going,” the 26-year-old said.

"The next thing is to be focused on the Wigan match. That's the most important thing.

"After, we can see what happens, but we have to think match by match. We can do something special for the team."

The £4.8 million man spurned the chance to play in this season’s Champions League as he left 2011 French champions Lille, but could yet enjoy a place in next season’s competition.