"It's a game we have really got to win. It means so much to the whole of Newcastle.
"I am desperate to play, but the manager makes the decision.
"If I am not playing, it will be like someone punching me in the face - that's how much pain I will be in.
"But all players should feel like that, and there is that much competition for places, no-one's place is safe. You have got to perform to keep your place."