Mike Williamson has paid tribute to Newcastle's performances throughout the season - and insists a Champions League spot is still not beyond their grasp.
The Magpies have exceeded all expectations this season and go into the final Barclays Premier League game of the season at Everton just one point behind fourth-placed Tottenham.
And defender Williamson believes it is a sign of how far Newcastle have come that they trudged off the pitch feeling frustrated after a 2-0 defeat at home to Manchester City, despite pushing the title-favourites all the way at St James' Park.
"The lads have been a revelation all season," he told the club's official website. "The consistency we've shown, the strength-in-depth, the way the team has changed throughout the season - every player who has come in has been fantastic.
"Full credit to the staff and the players. It's testament to the lads that you walk off the pitch and are so disappointed about losing to the league leaders.
"But we go to Everton at the weekend now for our final game and, who knows, if we get the right result we could slip in there (Champions League places)."