Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa admits the passion of the Tyne-Wear derby took Newcastle United's new French players by surprise.
Toon were thumped 3-0 by Sunderland on Sunday.
Yanga-Mbiwa said: â€œThe derby was very different from France.
â€œIt is the biggest game here; there is a lot of attention on it and a lot of passion. There is more envy in this kind of game than there was in France.
â€œFor the next derby Iâ€™m sure that everyone will be ready because it is impossible to forget about this game. We really want revenge already."