The Magpies beat Leicester City 1-0 this evening to climb up to 18th in the Premier League table, with Gabriel Obertan scoring the winner to end a two-year run without a Premier League goal.
Pardew told BBC Sport: "He's happy. I know both Mike and myself take a lot of criticism but we love it. He loves the club and was desperate to win. He wanted to express that to the players and I thank him for that."
Newcastle will hope to build on this result when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.