There was good news yesterday for Newcastle fans when top striker Demba Ba said he has no intention of leaving Newcastle in the summer.
Newcastle’s new strike force – Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse
Ba said the most important thing in football was to be happy and he was happy and enjoying his football on Tyneside, and as usual, the 26 year-old came over just great in his interview.
And of course it should help a lot that his Senegal team-mate Papiss Cisse has joined him on Tyneside last month.
And Papiss showed what he’s made of on Sunday with that terrific winning goal against Aston Villa, where his technique was just phenomenal, as he rifled the ball home with his left foot – his weaker foot according to manager Alan Pardew.
Be says that Cisse is a quiet guy and Alan Pardew does not think he will take long to settle on Tyneside:
“I don’t know how long it will take but when you score a goal like that, that helps,”
“After the game, he did his interview and then he came in and he shook everyone’s hand, all the staff – those little moments are nice.”
“He’s a genuine guy, this is a guy who just wants to do well for Newcastle.” “He hasn’t come here with any other agenda than to be a top player for us, and he has had a great start.”
“I am really pleased because it’s a big investment for the club,” “We have worked hard on that, we have taken our time and we hope we got it right. “
“He has had a great start, and we are delighted for him.”
Well the club have done very well to sign Cisse, and he got his career off to an unbelievable start on Sunday, but it’s only one game and one goal, but we look forward to how the two Senegal lads will play on Saturday at Tottenham.
Spurs showed just how strong they are in defense, as they hardly gave Liverpool a look in last night in the 0-0 draw at Anfield.
Ledley King is certainly a top center-back, and would have been an England regular if he could only have stayed fit in his career, but his knees continue to give him problems.
With Spurs one of the top defenses in the Premier League, it will not be easy for Newcastle this Saturday.
But as always they will have a go, and of course the lads have nothing to lose, because everybody down south is expecting a Tottenham win.
That has to help Newcastle, who if they can win this game, will prove they are really a side to be reckoned with, and this season too.