Top Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse should be fit for the very important game with Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
This is what we want to see from Papiss Cisse on Sunday
Papiss had to leave the filed in the second half of the frustrating 2-2 at home to Wolves, with a groin strain, which thankfully was only slight.
And while the striker has not trained since pulling his groin Assistant manager John Carver expects Cisse to recover in time to make his very first Tyne Wear derby game.
The last time Sunderland beat Newcastle at St. James’ park was back in 2000, so we cannot let that happen again, and John Carver says Papiss is OK for the game, but still cannot understand a lot of what John is saying:
“He should be OK,” “He had a problem with his groin, he hasn’t trained yet. He didn’t train on Wednesday and I think the fortunate thing is that we have the extra day with the game being on Sunday. But fingers crossed he should be OK.”
“I know a lot of people have asked whether the foreign lads will know about the derby. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure they do.” “We’ve got a few new additions, Papiss in particular.”
“He’s finding it hard enough to understand what I’m saying at the minute, no matter what this game means.” “By the time we get to Sunday he’ll have a good idea, don’t worry about that.”
We have to think that the two major keys to the game on Sunday is whether our defense can play somewhere near their best form.
And also if Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba can get goals out of nothing, as they’ve proved they can do in the past.
We are hoping it will be a Senegal celebration after the game on Sunday afternoon, but the Sunderland defense seems quite good statistically, and they have only conceded 30 goals in their 26 games, 8 goals less than the Newcastle defense have conceded.
That makes the Sunderland defense the 6th best in the Premier League and that’s after conceding 4 goals away to West Brom last weekend.
But Newcastle’s defense is not too good at the moment, and that gives us some cause for concern, especially after conceding the two sloppy goals against Wolves, which lost us a valuable two points.
Cisse and Ba could be the key for Newcastle on Sunday, which is why it is very good news that Papiss Cisse should be fit to play.
Howay The Lads!!