The Argentinian, whose side have maintained their surprise start through the second half of the season, insists that it is a result of their team-first approach under manager Alan Pardew.
"We are a team," he told the club's official website.
"Papiss, Demba Ba, Yohan – whoever scores, it's good for the team. That's the most important thing.
"We don't have one Maradona, one Messi. The importance is placed on the team."
The Magpies are now three points adrift of third-place Arsenal.