After battling against relegation for the majority of last term, the midfielder is confident him and his team-mates can improve as they prepare for the 2013-14 campaign
Alan Pardew's side finished just five points clear of relegation and only survived after managing to scrape wins from three of their last 10 games.
However, 24-year-old Anita believes the team are a lot better than their 16th-placed finish last season insists and are ready to prove it.
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"We will show people we are better than we were last year."
He also confirmed that he hopes to become more of a regular fixture for the Premier League outfit after making 25 appearances last season following his move from Ajax.
"As a football player you always want to play," he added.
"But I'm a relaxed person, I know when my chance comes I will take it. I will do my best and see what happens.
"I hope to play more of course, and I will do my best for the team."
Newcastle are currently in the swing of pre-season training and will take in their first friendly against Motherwell on Tuesday before travelling to Portugal.