Demba Ba has been phenomenal for Newcastle so far this season, with 8 Premier League goals so far.
Demba Ba congratulated by Ryan Taylor after scoring
And indeed, if Ba continues his goal scoring form then then Alan Pardew may have to rethink who he gives that famous number 9 shirt to.
This is what Demba said to the local press today:
“Yes, I nearly joined Stoke. I don’t really want to talk about them.” “They made a mistake. They have to move on and stop talking every time I am about to play against them.”
“The best way to silence them is to score.” “It is the same joy though that I had against Blackburn.” “It was special to score a hat-trick against Blackburn but I enjoy all goals.”
“Leon and Gabriel did very well. They gave me some great balls and I thank them for that.” “It was a very good night for me and for the club, the team and the fans.”
“We just work hard and it gets us results. Nobody needed to cheat.” “That’s why everybody is so pleased with the result.” “I think I am playing at a good level, but I can still get better, this is for sure.”
“I will just continue working hard. It’s going to be very tough to stay where we are, but at the moment we are just enjoying it. I am happy for the fans.”
We suppose the plan was to give the new striker signed in January the number nine short, and that appears to be Mali International Modibo Maiga, but that plan may have to change.
Demba Ba is a natural goalscorer who just loves scoring goals, and he doesn’t seem to miss too many chances does he?
It’s for Alan Pardew to decide who gets the number nine shirt of course, but if Demba Ba continues his phenomenal goal scoring form, Alan may have no real choice but the give the Senegal striker that number 9 shirt.
And one thing we just love about Demba is he’s such a modest and great lad, and he was so humble when he was immediately interviewed on Sky Sports after the game – we love the guy!