Relegation still a concern for Newcastle, admits Cabaye

The France international believes that Premier league survival should still be the Magpies' main priority this season despite a positive result in the Europa League on Thursday
Newcastle midfielder Yohan Cabaye has reiterated that the team are still in a "difficult position" and Premier League survival is still the Magpies' main objective this season.

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Ahead of their clash at St James' Park with Stoke City, Cabaye has urged his team-mates to take another step towards survival and gain a valuable three points.

Newcastle lie 15th in the Premier league - only six points clear of the relegation zone, but a win this weekend could see them jump to 11th.

"Unfortunately, we lost at Swansea," Cabaye told reporters.

"Now we’re still in a difficult position, and at home we have to play to win every game.

"It’s going to be tough – Stoke are a difficult team to play – but I hope we will do the right things to win. We just want the three points.”

Following their midweek goalless draw with Russian side Anzhi Makhachkala, the former Lille midfielder remains confident that they can still progress in the Europa League.

"We’re happy with the result – it was the first leg away from home,” the Frenchman added.

"We have to be focused for the game at home. If they score, we have to score twice. But I think it’s a good result."