Demba Ba has hailed Newcastle United's French invasion after the 2-0 Premier League win at Bolton on Boxing Day.
Senegalese striker Ba - who was himself born in France - struck his 14th league goal of the campaign against the Trotters after Frenchman Hatem Ben Arfa fired Newcastle's opener with a magical strike.
The 26-year-old is in a squad which includes five French nationals and it was one of those, Gabriel Obertan, who teed up Ba for his strike at the Reebok Stadium.
"The French are going to have an influence in front of goal because we have a lot of French players and we work very hard together," Ba told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.
"Hatem was brilliant for his goal, and everybody is happy. Everybody can look forward to the next game at Liverpool and enjoy it now."
Ba is in with a real shout of winning the Premier League's Golden Boot - he is just two strikes behind current top scorer Robin van Persie - but after hitting doubles in recent defeats to West Brom and Norwich, Ba is more concerned with the impact of his latest goal.
He said: "It was a very important goal. It was important, because after a row of six games, we needed a win. It is very encouraging for us ahead of the Liverpool game.
"The confidence never left the team - we always knew we were a good side. We just needed to do a couple of things to get back on the victory trail."