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The Magpies' push for a Champions League place ended at Goodison Park last season, prompting the France international to call on his team-mates to ensure victory this time round

Yohan Cabaye has insisted that Newcastle must beat teams of a similar calibre, such as Monday evening’s opponents Everton, if they are to once again push for European qualification this season.

The Magpies' charge for a Champions League spot halted on the final game of the season with a 3-0 defeat at Goodison Park.

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And Cabaye has now called on his team-mates not to dwell on the game, and instead ensure they see off David Moyes’ men this time round, with the France international suggesting the Toffees will rival Newcastle in the Premier League table.

Cabaye said: "We have to forget that game last season, just as we have to forget every game last season.

"Everton are very strong and it is teams like them who have started the season well, who will make it even harder for us.

"They are like us. They have some good players and play with a team mentality and are a strong unit.

"We will have to be stronger mentally. We surprised people last season when we finished fifth and this year is different.

"Every team knows what we can do on the pitch and we are a target.

"The right mentality is very important for us and we have that in the dressing room. The spirit is just as strong as it was last season."

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