Newcastle United attacker Christian Atsu has bemoaned that his team cannot afford any mistakes in the remaining game of the season in their quest to avoid Premier League relegation.
Newcastle find themselves occupying the sixteenth position on the table, two places and a point above the relegation zone after 26 games played.
Following their position, it has been deemed that Saturday's (February 23) fixture against Huddersfield Town and Tuesday, February 26 with Burnley utmost crucial.
"For us, it's not the two games coming up, but any game we are going to play in the Premier League this season is going to be massive for us," Atsu said, as reported by Newcastle Chronicle.
“That’s because we know the position we are in."
"We know what is at stake, and we need to keep focused on each and every game and try to win."
“Huddersfield and Burnley are the next two games, so we want to win them."
"And, if we do, we can put ourselves in a strong position."
Atsu has made 19 league appearances involving 12 starts so far in the 2018/19 season.
He joined The Magpies on a permanent contract from Chelsea in 2017 following an initial loan deal.
In the 2017/18 season, Newcastle finished 10th on the Premier League table.