There’s no doubt that after his performance and goal against Aston Villa in his debut on Sunday afternoon that Papiss Cisse is currently the Toast of the Toon.
The new Newcastle hero thanks fans after Sunday’s win
Newcastle have now won four of their last five league games, and the only real let-down was that second half at Craven Cottage.
But Newcastle are in 5th place in the league, two points ahead of Arsenal and three points ahead of Liverpool, who could only draw at home to Tottenham last night, and we are just a single point behind Chelsea in 4th place.
And Tottenham in London is Newcastle’s next rather difficult game on Saturday afternoon, and if the lads can get anything at all out of that game, it will be a great result for us.
Of course we’ll have the Demba twins up front, and there’s always going to be a chance of Newcastle getting goals when that’s the case.
Not surprisingly Papis Cisse has been interviewed a lot since Sunday, and this is what the 26 year-old told the local press this morning:
“I’ve experienced playing in front of some great crowds in the Bundesliga.” “But nothing quite like this. At my last club Freiburg the fans were incredible.”
“Here the fans have made me feel very welcome very quickly” “I can’t thank them enough for that.” “But the best reward for them would be to help get them into Europe – they deserve it.”
“When the team is winning you always want the next game to come quickly.” “This week I will be getting to know my team-mates a lot better.” “I will be learning every day in training and looking to help us get better.”
“They have already done a great job this season to get into the position they are in. We’re looking to finish the season in the same way.”
“My main aim here is to work as hard as I can. If I do that then the goals will follow. I have to do what I have been doing elsewhere in my career.”
“That way I can be confident that more goals. Coming to Newcastle has been great for me. I just want to get settled at the club and in the area.”
European competition would be great for Newcastle next season, but that will still be difficult to achieve in our final 14 league games of the season.
It will be very tough test for Newcastle at White Hart Lane on Saturday, and quite honestly we are not expecting to get too much out of this game.
And it’s good that Cisse seems to have settled in very quickly at Newcastle, and the club have a lot of French-speaking players – and that will have helped him a lot.
Indeed we have Ben Arfa, Obertan, Cabaye, Abeid and Ba who speak French, and of course Cisse will soon be taking English lessons, as the language in the dressing room has to be English.
When in England do as the English do.
Upward and onward it has to be from now through the end of the season for the Magpies, and we know the lads will be going all out to get something out of the game at White Hart Lane in the 5:30pm kick off game on Saturday.
And you just never know what may happen when you have two goal-scoring machines up front.
Howay The Lads!!