Newcastle boss Graeme Souness paid tribute to Craig Bellamy after the striker scored a superb winner in a thrilling 4-3 win over Manchester City.
"Craig can say what he wants to me - but in private," said Souness, alluding to their falling-out after Bellamy was substituted against Charlton last week.
"I'm delighted he got the winner. The fans love him. I'm new to the club and we have to get know one another.
"He's a hard man to love but maybe one day I will learn to love him."