I Pray To God I Will Score Even More Goals For Newcastle United


When Demba Ba arrived on Tyneside last summer and then started scoring the goals, we found him to be very modest and humble.

Papiss Cisse in action against Aston Villa

And his Senegal team-mate Papiss Cisse, sensationally signed last month by Newcastle from SC Freiburg for around £9M,  seems exactly the same kind of personality, and he has told Newcastle fans he will not get carried away with any success he gets on Tyneside.

Of course he made a wonderful start to his career at Newcastle, wearing the number 9 shirt,  with that great winner against Aston Villa,  and he will start this afternoon at White Hart Lane in what will be a tough game for the lads.

This is what Cisse had to say today:

“It’s been great, but I don’t get over-excited just because I’ve scored one goal,” “I’m not the kind of player who thinks I’m a big star.”

“I just pray to God I will score even more goals for Newcastle United. I’m already focused on what happens in the next game. My religion is quite strict and needs to be followed properly, but it’s not a problem for me.”

“I want to be here for a long time and score a lot of goals. That is my ambition. I’ve played one game, that is all. It’s just a start.”

“I went to the corner shop the other day to buy a few things and people recognised me straight away. They were shouting my name, asking for autographs and pictures. It made me feel good that people are wishing me well here.”

“When I was at Metz, nobody knew who I was. I could walk around and nobody would bother me, but when I went to Freiburg it changed. I had a very special bond with the fans at Freiburg and they will always have a special place in my heart.”

“It’s important for me to have that special relationship with the fans, which is one of the reasons I liked the idea of coming to Newcastle.”

“Demba Ba had told me how the people here love the game and how passionate they are. They live and breathe football and I wanted to go to a club like that. I feed off that positive energy, I want to thrive here.”

“This is a football city with great support for the club. It makes me very happy to know they are like that. This is my sort of club.”   “I don’t feel under pressure, I don’t stress about things. It is not pressure to play football.”

“I’m just eager to do well.”  “My will and my desire are strong. I just want to show what I can do here. The price tag doesn’t worry me. I know I’ve got this number on my back and I need to show I’m worthy of it.”

His team-mate and friend up front for Newcastle, Demba Ba,  says that Papiss is a very quiet guy, well that may be true off the pitch, but it looks like he can be explosive on the field of play, especially when he’s near that goal.

And the two Senegal strikers up front could see Newcastle qualify for European competition this season, with the goals they could score for the club during the run-in to the season.

Indeed Alan Shearer yesterday said he thinks Newcastle could even get into 4th place this season, because of their goal-scoring prowess.

We’ll not get too carried away with that, and we’ll just be very happy if the lads can get something out of a tough game this afternoon in London.

If they can do that against a team that has lost only one game this season at White Hart Lane,  then maybe we do have a side that can finish higher in the league than we ever imagined possible last August.

Of course back then we didn’t have Cisse, and free agent Demba Ba with that dodgy knee,  hadn’t started his terrific goal-scoring form for the Magpies,  that has so far netted him 16 goals in 22 appearances in England’s top Premier League.

These two lads can definitely propel Newcastle froward in the final 14 games of the season, just how far we don’t know.

But here’s hoping.



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8 comments so far

  • Dai

    Feb 11, 2012 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #1

    He’s good

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  • Dai

    Feb 11, 2012 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Hoping Harry’s brain is on other things and the fans & players are worried about losing their manager. This may ensure their performance is not up to scratch.

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  • Lynxie

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    This could easilly prove to be our most difficult game of the season to date. Spurs have the skill, pace and firepower to really hurt teams, and anything less than 110% might see us put to the sword today. Having said that, I dont think Freidel, Dawson, Kaboul, King and company will fancy 90 minutes of torment from Delboy and Rodney today, I fancy us to show our fighting qualities, and come away with a 1-0 win.

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  • ArtyH

    Feb 11, 2012 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #4

    Much as I hate to say it IMHO we have no one to contend with Bale. I really think he will be the difference today, just hope I am wrong. We must get the service up to the two Demba’s and we will have a chance. Would be great to see Benny come on and score the winner!

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  • tooninspain

    Feb 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Lynxie….110%? Is that like trying to get 11 litres into a 10 ltr container?

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  • toonincheek

    Feb 11, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    We didn’t do so well against Fulham when we were up against two small nippy strikers – hope it’s not the same today.

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  • giimps

    Feb 11, 2012 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #7

    Toonincheek, -we didnt have any quality up front either so our midfielders were to high up the pitch trying to score.
    Wont be like that today, Im looking for a disciplined tight game, we need obertan and Perch to keep Bale quiet, Santon and Gutti should handle Lennon allright which should nullify the wing threat.
    Just need Guthrie Collo and Willo to have a good game.
    The workrate of our strikers is imperetive, If Ba drops deep to pick the loose balls/quick passes, and Cisse up top will always be an outlet too.
    Should be a cracking game.
    HWTL

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