LOIC Remy’s confident he can carry on scoring for Newcastle United.
The on-loan forward took his goal tally for the season to six with a strike in last weekend’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
And United manager Alan Pardew said Remy’s been banging them in in training ahead of tomorrow’s visit to White Hart Lane.
“He’s in form, and his finishing this week has reflected that,” said Pardew.
“His confidence is very high. If we can get a couple of chances to him, there’s a chance he could score.”
Remy – on a year-long loan from Queens Park Rangers – hit the ground running after making a belated seasonal debut after recovering from a thigh injury.
And the France international’s keen to help ninth-placed Newcastle further up the Premier League.
“I’ve got six goals now,” said Remy. “I’m very happy.
“I would like to keep going like this. I just want to score as many goals as I can.”
Remy was this week named in Didier Deschamps’ squad for France’s two-legged World Cup play-off against Ukraine along with Moussa Sissoko, Yohan Cabaye and Mathieu Debuchy.
The 26-year-old’s desperate to play in next summer’s finals in Brazil.
And he’s grateful to United for giving him the platform to force his way back into the national team.
“I’m pleased to be back in the French squad,” said Remy, who has scored four goals for his country.
“The World Cup is obviously a dream for any player.
“But I’m just focusing on doing well for Newcastle. I’m enjoying my football.”
Meanwhile, Alan Pardew says “something’s going on” at Newcastle United.
Pardew robustly defended his players after the club lost the Wear-Tyne derby.
And United’s manager feels his claim that there’s a spirit and togetherness in the dressing room was vindicated by last weekend’s 2-0 win over Chelsea.
The challenge for Newcastle is to build on that success against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane tomorrow.
“The most important thing is the group, and there’s a good spirit amongst the group,” Pardew said.
“I think the performance levels after the first half at Everton have been strong.
“I think we’ve been good entertainment value. We’ve not always had the results, but they will come, and we proved that against Chelsea.
“That wasn’t just something I was talking about – you can’t pull that out of the air.
“You can’t beat a team in form like they were – six wins on the trot in all competitions – unless you’ve got something going on, and we have.”