Newcastle defender Jose Enrique insists Premier League survival remains the top priority despite the Magpies' good start to the campaign.
Chris Hughton's side drew 1-1 with reigning champions Chelsea at St James' Park on Sunday to move back into the top half of the table.
But the Magpies are only five points above the drop zone and Enrique is not complacent about the challenge ahead.
He said: "We are in a good position, but the most important thing is to stay in this division.
"If we can get into a better position, that's good, but the most important thing is to stay in the division - and if we continue in the same way, we can do it."
Newcastle had to scrap for their point against the Blues but Enrique made no apologies for the style of play.
"When we play against the big teams, we have to drop back a little bit," he said.
"I know it is uglier football, but if we get the results when we play like that, we will have to play like that in every game."
The draw against the champions came after the 5-1 hammering at Bolton last time and Enrique was glad to get back on track.
"It was really important, of course for the point, but also for our confidence," he said.
"We know we can beat any team, but we can also lose to anyone - this league is a little bit crazy.
"I know we were playing at home, but we were playing against Chelsea.
"They needed the points and they came here to win the three points, but we got a draw and that was really good."