Shola Ameobi - Newcastle United News

Shola Ameobi has put Newcastle’s impressive start to the season down to little more than pride.

Ameobi came off the bench to fire in the equaliser as Newcastle extended their unbeaten start to the campaign to eight games following the 2-2 draw with Spurs.

He said: “We have got players who have got a lot of pride in the shirt that they play in, and we have got winners.

“We have got people who want to win games, who want to do well and who want to prove that they belong here, and that’s always going to bode well.

“Having a fit squad now, we have got everyone pushing each other and you know if you are not quite at it, you have got someone else ready to step in.

“That competition bodes well for us and it’s really been fantastic to see this season.”