Elias Kachunga has played in front of 80,000 in Germany, so he’s far from fazed by a capacity 52,000 at Newcastle United.
The 24-year-old striker, on a season-long loan from Bundesliga club FC Ingolstadt, knows it will be a tremendous atmosphere inside St James’ Park.
But he sees no reason why Town, with their new-look line-up and eager approach, can’t upset the odds and deliver a second successive Championship win.
“I have played in front of massive crowds in Dortmund and Munich so this is not the biggest for me,” explained the man who has two goals in two matches after scoring against Brentford and Shrewsbury (EFL Cup).
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“The atmosphere in England is a little bit different to in Germany, but big crowds don’t make me nervous – I just love playing in front of lots of fans.
“We are looking forward to the game.
“We know Newcastle are a big club and have come from the Premier League, but we are a young team and a hungry team and when we give 100% we have a chance to beat Newcastle and we have a chance to beat any team.”
Kachunga has settled in well at Town, eating out with Michael Hefele and Ivan Paurevic but making friends throughout the squad.
“It is good, coming from Germany, that we are all friends. because it’s all new for us in England,” he said.
“We all get on well together on the pitch and we all want to help the team.”
So how is his rivalry with Nahki Wells for the striker position?
“Nahki and myself know each other well and he is a really good player who got a lot of goals last season,” he answered.
“We shake hands and this is normal competition. The main thing for both of us is to help the team.”