Newcastle have a tough game in London on Saturday as they will go up against 3rd placed Tottenham Hotspur, who have 50 points from their 24 league games.
Papiss Cisse scores first goal ever for Newcastle
And Tottenham have only lost one game very early in the season at White Hart Lane, when Manchester City took them apart 5-1.
But the London side’s top form doesn’t seem to worry new striker Papiss Cisse too much, and the 26 year-old Senegal striker, who opened his account on Sunday with a magnificent first goal for the club, is looking forward to the game:
I came to the Premier League to be part of big nights like this. That is all I have been thinking of since I signed for the club.
This is one of the best leagues in the world, and to have the opportunity to shine on the big stage is a big thing for any player. We can go there with confidence.
I feel that the club is moving forward each game and I just want to contribute to that. I was not expecting to start against Aston Villa. But I have always been ready to start.
That is what I have been waiting to do. You have to respect what Demba has already done this season before I came here.
It is great to get the chance to play alongside him now. Everybody in football and can see what he has done and everybody in Senegal is proud of it.
I know from watching the team in the opening stages that I was impressed by what I saw in the first half.
Demba Ba’s scoring exploits at Newcastle United are being met with pride in Senegal, and we suppose Newcastle United will be one of the favorites, if not the favorite side for Senegalese fans to support from now on - especially when they get the PL games on TV.
And we’ve done research on Papiss and in 215 club appearances he has scored 92 goals, but that did not include his time at his local club, Douanes Dakar, who play in the Senegal Premier League.
If you include his 23 goals in 26 appearances there, then his total club record is 241 appearances and 115 goals scored – and he also has 10 goals in 17 appearances do Senegal.
He certainly seems to be a goal-scorer.
Papiss will start his first game for Newcastle on Saturday, and it will be interesting to see how one week’s full training has sharpened up the Newcastle strike force – although they looked pretty sharp against Aston Villa.
We’ll need both Papiss and Demba to take any chances they may get on Saturday, if Newcastle are to come away with anything from the game.
But of course the longer Newcastle can stay level with Spurs, the better it will be for the lads, and we will also need the defense to have one of their best games.
And we’ll need James Perch and Danny Guthrie to work like Trojans in central midfield.
And if all of that happens, then Newcastle could even take something out of the game.
Anything seems possible at Newcastle these days – here’s hoping.