Demba Ba is refusing to panic despite Newcastle going six games without a win.
The Senegal international has been pivotal in Newcastle's fine start to the campaign with 13 Premier League goals, but their progress has stalled in recent weeks.
However, heading into the busy festive period Ba is adamant there is no reason for panic at St James' Park and has called for calm.
"I am not really worried to tell you the truth, when I look at this team and the spirit we have, the chances we create and the amount of bad fortune we've had," Ba told the Evening Chronicle.
"We've had offsides and chances going against the posts recently. These are just little things and to tell the truth I'm not worried. But it's another game without a win.
"We have to stay realistic. It's only our second season back in the Premier League. Having 27 points from 17 games then everybody would be happy.
"I hope the whole stadium stays behind us because I don't think we are doing too bad."