Despite kicking off their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Manchester City, the Newcastle star is hopeful that they can push up the table
The Frenchman was in the starting XI as the Magpies opened their campaign with a disappointing 4-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Monday.
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And the optimistic former Marseille man told The Sun: "Our objective is to finish in the top 10 and I hope we can finish top five.
"That is going to be tough but I'm confident. The Manchester City game has gone and now we have to turn out attention to West Ham on Saturday.
"I will be doing everything for the team to maybe repeat what we did two years ago.
"We will be stronger than last year. There's confidence in the squad. We think we can do something good this season."