Newcastle’s Senegalese striker, Demba Ba, confirmed on Monday that the Magpies had recovered from Saturday’s 3-1 Premier League defeat to Manchester City.
“We have some very strong characters in the dressing room, and I’m sure this result will not affect us," Demba Ba was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"We’re not going to struggle mentally just because of one defeat. It was our biggest challenge of the season,” the Senegalese striker added.
Newcastle received their first defeat this season after struggling against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Despite the defeat, Newcastle are third in the league table with 25 points.
The 26-year-old striker insists that his team played well against Manchester City and hopes they can put on a similar performance against Manchester United in Saturday’s clash.
“The challenge now is to come back from this, because we have another big game coming up. If we play like this next weekend, rather than just taking the chances that come our way, I think we can get something from Man United,” Demba Ba added.
"What we showed here, we must show again next week. If we do that, I’m pretty sure we will be okay," he concluded.
Former West Ham striker Demba Ba produced a string of strong performances with the Magpies, managing to score eight goals in 11 matches.