By Laura O'Leary

1st Nov, 2017 | 5:14pm

Atsu: Teams more scared of Newcastle fans than the players

By Laura O’Leary

Christian Atsu revealed that Newcastle’s opposition are ‘more scared of the fans’ when they come to St James Park.

In an interview with NUFC TV ahead of Newcastle’s game on Saturday against Bournemouth, the Ghanaian revealed the importance of the fans.

He said: “We have fantastic fans behind the team, great manager, team spirit and we are working hard on the field.

“I think most teams when they come to St James Park, they are more scared of the fans.

“The fans gives us a lot of confidence when we are playing, so I think they’re fantastic supporting the team.”

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Newcastle currently sit ninth in the Premier League with 14 points from 10 games.

Out of of those 14 points, 10 of them have been won at St James Park, with Newcastle recording three wins and a draw at home.

Atsu has featured in all of Newcastle’s Premier League games this season, scoring one goal and getting one assist.

The 25-year-old permanently joined the Magpies from Chelsea in the summer, having spent last season on loan with the club in the Championship.

The Ghanaian speed machine has recently been named as a nominee for the prestigious African Player of the Year award.

The Magpies will be hoping to continue their impressive home form against Bournemouth on Saturday, particularly after losing their last game in the Premier League, 1-0 to Burnley.

In other Newcastle United news, the club are reportedly just £2.5million away from securing the signing of an international striker.

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