As we’ve said before, one thing that impressed us greatly in Deba Ba’s very first interview was that the 26 year-old is so modest and humble.
Newcastle’s in-form striker Ba and Best
That made us take an immediate liking to the Senegal striker, and of course after he scored that terrific hat-trick last Saturday he showed everybody that he can play a little bit too.
Ba has now scored 3 goals in his 6 appearances for Newcastle, and believe it or not he has now scored 10 goals in 19 appearances this year in the PL. Seven of those gaols were scored for West Ham in his 13 appearances for the London club earlier this year.
It’s also interesting that Newcastle’s other in-form striker, Leon Best, has scored 9 goals in 18 appearances for Newcastle United in the Premier League this year so far.
So our two strikers have a record between them of 19 goals in 37 total appearances in the Premier League this year - which is not too bad at all.
Demba Ba spoke to the local Newcastle press corps today:
“I’m happy to have made the move here.” “I made the right decision.” “I have no regrets. If I had any reservations then I wouldn’t be here to start with.”
“The hat trick is great for my confidence.” “Everybody is happy and playing well, and just looking forward to the next game really.”
“We have great players in the side and we want to keep it going.” “It’s great that we have a lot of French guys here and we all get on together.”
“The whole team gets on and that’s important for us a team.” “I have my sharpness back now.” “I have felt that in the last two or three weeks.”
Things are going very well this season so far for Newcastle, but of course football (and life) is never plain sailing for too long, and so Alan Pardew is very wary of tomorrow’s tough game at Molineaux.
It will not be easy, that’s for sure, but Newcastle still have a decent chance of getting something out of the game tomorrow, and thereby maintaining their unbeaten run this season, and if they can do that, we’ll be happy enough.