Diame backs Newcastle United to finish high in English Premier League

The 30-year-old midfielder is confident that the Magpies will not soft-pedal on their recent impressive form

Mohamed Diame has warned that Newcastle United will not relent on their recent form as they aim 'to finish as high as possible' in the English Premier League table.

On Sunday, the Magpies stunned Arsenal at the St. James Park with a comeback 2-1 victory which shot them to the tenth spot in the log having accrued 41 points from 33 outings.

And the Senegal international who played a crucial role in the tie has declared the intention of Rafael Benitez’ men to climb higher before the end of the season.

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“We’re still going to try to finish as high as possible in the table. As I have said before, we have to enjoy winning for a few days, but after that, focus on the next task in hand,” Diame told BT Sports.

“We have to start work again this week and look to Everton.”

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The former West Ham United player has been an integral part of the Magpies this campaign, helping them overcome their relegation scare at the start of the season.

“It’s not only me, the team has been working really hard. We’ve all done brilliantly and it’s a massive achievement for everybody at the football club.

“Not just that, for the fans, the people of the city and everybody connected with Newcastle itself. It’s just brilliant.

“We deserve it and we can enjoy it now.”

This season, Diame has featured in 26 league games with two goals to his name.

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