The 25-year-old, who arrived in the north east fresh from Holland's World Cup campaign, may only have been a Newcastle player a matter of months but the club's lengthy wait for silverware is already on his mind.
Asked if the Capital One Cup was important when placed against the side's league form, he said: "Of course, it is a prize and Newcastle have not won one since 1969.
"It would be a great party if we won a prize. The fans want that very much."
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