The St James’ Park-based club began their Premier League campaign with a 2-0 win over West Ham on Saturday, with summer signings Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick netting for the side.
While the victory signals a positive start to the campaign for Newcastle, Magpies legend Anderson has refused to get carried away by the result.
The 60-year-old suggested that a win against West Ham might not be the right marker to gauge Newcastle’s expectations for the rest of the season as he feels the Hammers are all over the place themselves.
Anderson thinks that while it has often been suggested that Newcastle have problems, West Ham are a side with real issues.
“Look, let’s not get too carried away and let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves“, Anderson said on BBC Radio Newcastle.
“It is the first game of the season, it’s an away win, it is a win against a West Ham side, who are all over the place if we are perfectly honest.
“I mean, people go on about the problems we have got, they have got huge, huge problems.
“But, you can only do what you can do.“
Newcastle will be looking to build on the momentum when they face Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup on Tuesday before hosting Brighton this weekend.