Demba Ba has urged Newcastle United fans not to get down over their thrashing at Tottenham.

Only a point behind Chelsea and Arsenal, this has been a far more productive campaign than even the most optimistic of Magpies could have expected.

"I didn't think (the season) would be as successful as it has been," Ba told The Journal. "You always work to be one of the best and that is what I am doing here - it is what I will continue to do.

"Other teams are working to be the best too and maybe they have a bit more quality than us, but we're doing very well. This season is ours - we just need to enjoy it."