Manager Alan Pardew spoke in the summer about what a source of motivation next year's tournament would be for his squad.
"I would love to get to the World Cup but I have to take it step by step and my first priority is for my club," the former Ajax player told The Journal.
"I need to play well to get into the national team. I really hope I can regain my place in the Netherlands squad.
"I think they are looking at everyone and if you play a lot of football and perform well, you will get selected, but first things first and Newcastle are my priority.
"If I do well, it benefits everyone, team and myself too. But yes, of course, I want to play in the World Cup - and this is a good start."
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