Demba Ba seems to be a very positive guy.
Demba Ba – after scoring against Aston Villa
He’s very modest of course, and seems to have taken to Newcastle like a duck to water, and he has already told the Newcastle fans he has no plans to leave the Tyneside club in the summer.
And Demba said he read all the reports of him leaving when he was at the African Cup of Nations, with some humor, since there were never any chance of him leaving Newcastle.
And you cannot say the Senegal striker is not a compassionate man, as he tweeted this immediately after the Ivory Coast had lost that amazing penalty shoot-out 8-7 against Zambia on Sunday night, in the final of the African Cup of Nations:
“So sad for my man tiote…”
Demba Ba has been interviewed today and he says he’s surprised Newcastle have been so successful so far this this season:
“I didn’t think the season would be as successful as it has been,” “You always work to be one of the best and that is what I am doing here – it is what I will continue to do.”
“Other teams are working to be the best too and maybe they have a bit more quality than us but we’re doing very well. This season is ours – we just need to enjoy it.”
“The weather is not too bad at the moment, and as long as it doesn’t go below zero and there’s no snow, he should be okay,”
“Seriously though, Papiss has come in and he’s been made to feel welcome straight away. I’m sure he’s going to be okay here, he’ll be fine. We have a strong dressing room and he’ll be part of that.”
It’s true that if you enjoy your football it’s probably because you are playing well, and of course there is some excitement among Newcastle fans in seeing Ba along with his Senegal team-mate Papiss Cisse up front for the Magpies.
They proved they are both talented strikers in their first game together against Aston Villa, when we got that fantastic debut goal from Cisse, and Ba had already put Newcastle ahead in the first half with a typical opportunist goal.
And it doesn’t look like Alex McLeish is having too much success at Villa, as the team is currently 6th bottom, and of course the Scottish manager took Birmingham down last season, although they did win the Carling Cup.
Why did American owner Randy Lerner ever appoint a manager whose side had just been relegated?
Newcastle will have the chance to shine again when Wolves visit St. James’ Park a week come Saturday, when they will probably have a new manager by then, after Mick McCarthy was shown the door yesterday, after their 5-1 humiliation at home by West Brom on Sunday.
It will be like the QPR game when Mark Hughes had his first game as manager at St. James’ Park, and we managed to win that game.
All we want to see against Wolves is to get all 3 points, and then we can then prepare for Sunderland, who are next up one week after that.
Howay The Lads!!