"From experience, it takes time to know the movements of the guy you are playing with. Obviously, Rondon coming in this season has been a huge plus for us. He does so much for the team and the way Rafa likes to set up. He is the striker who can hold it up. What I love is that Perez is actually starting to realise this. I think this is corresponding to the five wins we have had at home, the link-up play is because they are playing closer together. When you have got a guy like Rondon who can win his fair share of headers, you want someone going beyond and really understanding what the other one is doing. They are really striking a bond and a good partnership.
"With the addition of Almiron coming in as well, the biggest thing that has changed is the attitude of the fans and that has affected the players in a very positive way.When you spend a bit of money, like the fans have been craving, the atmosphere in the stadium at the start of the games has changed and you can see that shift. I think the players are really feeding off it and I said a couple of weeks before he came that there was quite a negative mood in the stadium. That has changed with a new guy coming in and he has made a huge impact with his speed, his quality on the ball and I think the players have fed off the way the fans are more positive going into games.
"That really helped Newcastle on Saturday. Yes, there was a few grumbles at 2-0 down at half-time but you got the sense that if they got the next goal, their tails would be up. That is credit to the manager and also the players."