Last Updated: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 13:12
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is hoping that his French contingent will help beat Tottenham and erase the memory of last year's thrashing.
The Magpies were in the middle of superb run last season before being hammered 5-0 at White Hart Lane and they will head to north London on Saturday for this year's renewal.
And it will be a good time for the north east outfit to travel to the capital after back-to-back Premier League victories over Aston Villa and Chelsea.
Pardew has always maintained that his team would move clear of the danger zone once his injured players returned and he was able to bolster his squad in January and, true to his word, they have garnered six points with the new French players in the side.
And the former West Ham chief admits that his charges will not be intimidated by the prospect of facing Spurs, with the new stars in his squad giving Newcastle a real chance of setting the record straight.
"Tottenham is a difficult one, but we are going to go there with renewed vigour - we have some 'je ne sais quoi' in the team - and hopefully get something there," he said.
"Last year when we were flying, it was a real disappointment for us that day. We were well beaten, so we need to put that right."
Punters looking to use a free bet might fancy Newcastle's new stars to pull them away from the threat of relegation as they sit in 15th place in the table with 27 points from 25 games played.
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