Goalkeeper Tim Krul has warned Newcastle's rivals for Europe that they should fear the Magpies in the run-in for the rest of the season.
The Magpies are well-placed to qualify for Europe after an impressive campaign to date, with Alan Pardew's men currently sitting in fifth spot in the table.
Krul, who signed a new long-term deal at the club last weekend, believes the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool should all fear Newcastle with the Magpies taking on the trio over the next few weeks.
"We have a great chance of European football," said Krul.
"The 11 games to go are the most important of every season. I am glad the derby is out the way and we can concentrate and get the wins we need.
"There's 11 games to go and it will be a really hard away game next week (at Arsenal). I think we've got a massive chance. We've five points ahead of Liverpool, although of course they've got a game in hand. We're up there and we have to believe now.
"If those teams in the hunt for a European place (Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool) watched that game (against Sunderland) and saw the atmosphere, the fans and the commitment we showed, they will have to be afraid of us this season.
"Everybody in our dressing room can look each other in the eyes and know we gave everything."