Alan Pardew says that he expects Papiss Cisse to score goals for Newcastle, and if the goals he has scored in training are anything to go by – that could be a lot.
Papiss Cisse – after scoring opportunist goal after 6 minutes on Saturday
Papiss is already a firm favorite with the Newcastle fans, as not only does he seem to be a great lad, and so modest, but he’s scored two good goals in his first three appearances for the Magpies.
Papiss Cisse even looks a like a goal-scoring machine, dare we say it, as the fantastic Alan Shearer was, when he graced the football fields with his presence.
Papiss has the ability to hit the net from seemingly anywhere, and come to think of it, that’s exactly what our other Senegal striker, Demba Ba looks like too.
And Cisse’s goal on Saturday after just 6 minutes was a typical opportunist effort, after Demba Ba’s brilliant back heel from an excellent low cross from Yohan Cabaye, had been really well saved by Wolves Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Henessey.
And the really good news for Newcastle fans today, is that he has been withdrawn from the Senegal squad to face South Africa in Durban tomorrow night, after he picked up a slight knock on Saturday, and was subbed in the second half.
Good move by Newcastle.
So Cisse does not have to make the energy sapping return trip to the bottom of the African continent, for a rather meaningless friendly game.
Alan Pardew thinks there is much more to come from the Senegal born striker who has scored goals wherever he’s been::
“Papiss has been showing in training that he’s going to score goals.” “I think he got six in one small-sided game!”
“I’ve not seen many strikers do that since I’ve been here.”
This is the first ever derby game for the Senegal twins Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse, so we expect they know just how vital this game is to Newcastle fans, and if these two are on form on Sunday, they could be too much for an ordinary Sunderland defense.
Of course our defense will need to play a lot better than they did in those final 45 minutes on Saturday, if we are to get the victory we need so badly, because after all it’s now a full two games without a win!
Howay The Lads!!