Jonjo Shelvey insists that Newcastle United’s only focus this season is ensuring the club solidify their place in the Premier League.
The Magpies moved up to 10th place in the top flight but Shelvey - and his manager Rafa Benitez - say that the club still aren’t safe from relegation with six games left.
The out of favour England midfielder scored the opening goal against Leicester City during an important win, with Shelvey commenting afterwards: “I’d love to get forward and score more goals.
“It doesn’t matter who gets the goals it’s just about getting this club where it belongs.
“This year was about staying up and getting Premier League status back.
“We knew that it would be one more win to get us to that safety mark, but we’re still not done yet.
“We have to keep going and with Rafa in charge he will keep us going everyday.
“It was just important to get three points against a very good team who are pushing for Europe.
“We just have to keep on it now.”
Shelvey sprinted to the fans making a spectacle gesture to the away fans and afterwards explained his celebration.
Many suggested it was a dig at Gareth Southgate by mockingly asking: "Are you watching Southgate?"
And personally I think it was. Many TV pundits have championed his cause of inclusion in the England set up suggesting there was still time for Southgate to "take a look" at Newcastle games.
He said: “It’s because my whole family wear glasses. I am the only one who doesn’t. It is a bit of banter between the family.
“I’d like to bring it out a lot more often than I do.”
And speaking to NUFC TV he underlined just how crucial his early strike was against the Foxes, he said: “In a game like that it’s important to get the first goal of the game.
“It was a massive goal and one I took very well.
“If I don’t get it I will be very disappointed.”