Demba Ba insists there's no reason for Newcastle United to be down after defeat to Manchester City.

The Toon striker, who has eight goals this term, missed a couple of golden chances to add to that tally at City.

But Ba said: "We've some strong characters here and I'm sure this result will not affect us.

"We played well and are not going to struggle mentally due to one defeat.

"We have to go to United now but we'll still have plenty of confidence - and I definitely think we can get something there."