On a day when Demba ba has been linked with top spending Chelsea, he has been interviewed and has talked about his Senegal striker partner, Papiss Cisse.
Newcastle’s Senegal twin strikers – Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse
Ba was born in the suburbs of Paris, and Cisse was born in Dakar, Senegal, so although they both play for Senegal now, they have arrived there from different backgrounds.
Cisse has scored three goals in just five appearances for Newcastle, and the new number 9 is struggling, but only with the language, and what Alan Pardew is trying to tell him on the training pitch at Benton.
This is what Demba Ba said today:
“Cissé is just struggling with the language, he’s not struggling on the pitch,” “He’s taking some lessons and on the pitch he just goes with his quality and that he’s a great goalscorer.”
“I think for him it’s great having somebody from his country around, because every time he needs my help or my support I’m going to give it.”
“We didn’t play a lot in the national team together because it was either him or me, so we need to learn from each other how we play and how we run, and we’re just going to get better and better.”
“We don’t really need to particularly work at it, we talk a lot on the pitch and sometimes we have to explain to him the way we play in Newcastle, but he understands it very well and we don’t have big problems.”
“It’s very important we have a good understanding. I’m very happy for him because he’s had made such an impact since he came and I just hope he’s going to continue to get better.”
Demba Ba hasn’t scored since he scored at home to Aston Villa, but we think (we hope), we’ve cracked the reason why that’s the case.
It turns out Demba loves strawberry syrup and we revealed recently that he hasn’t been able to get enough of it.
The good news is that the powers that be at Newcastle have cracked that one, with no expense being spared, and Newcastle are now even selling strawberry syrup at the club shop at St. James’ Park.
Try it – and then see how many goals you can score in the next kick-around in the park. 😀
We are now looking forward to seeing Demba Ba start scoring goals again – starting at West Brom this Sunday afternoon.
And with both Liverpool and Chelsea losing winning leads in the last 15 minutes of their away games last night, and both ending up losing, Newcastle are now just 2 points behind Chelsea in 6th place, and 5 points ahead of Liverpool who are 7th.
A win on Sunday at West Brom is what the Doctor ordered, and the lads can do it, if they can play anywhere near their best form.
Howay The Lads!!