The 23-year old today completed his transfer from Dutch giants Ajax and is hoping he can bring the winning mentality of the Amsterdam club to England's North East.
"I won almost everything in Holland so the step was not difficult to make," he said.
"Now I think we can also win trophies with Newcastle and it's time to do that.
"I talked to the manager and the coach and they know that I want to play in a defensive midfield place and that's why they brought me here.
"In the Premier League especially, every game is tough so it can help me also to grow in my football skills."