Cheik Tiote - Newcastle United Football News

Cheick Tiote believes Newcastle’s team spirit over the first nine games has been crucial.

Tiote said: “Stoke is a tough game for us and it will be a bit like the Wigan game. We have to do what we did in the Wigan game and keep going even though they will make it tough, and when we get a chance we have to take it.

“We want to be remembered as a team. And if we want to push for the top half of the league we have to stay together as a unit.

“Finishing in the top five or six is only achieved by having a team spirit. We have spoken about in the dressing room and feel we can achieve a good position this season.”