Papiss Cisse has made a phenomenal start to his career at Newcastle.
Papiss Cisse – after scoring (again) on Sunday
There’s not many strikers can start their careers in the English Premier League with five goals in six appearances.
But that’s exactly what Papiss has done and he is a credit to the famous Newcastle number 9 shirt.
His strike partner is going through a barren spell at the moment, but Demba Ba’s play on Sunday for Newcastle was first class, and it looks like Alan Pardew in making the lad into an even better striker.
His link up play is now excellent, and we’re not all worried he hasn’t scored in the last four games, since Papiss is sticking them in the net, and Ba is helping his mate do just that.
Maybe Ba will get a hat-trick against Liverpool – and I’m only half joking there – because the 26 year-old already has two hat tricks this season, against Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City.
Papiss Cisse seems happy enough on Tyneside, and it seems one of his football ambitions is to play in the European Champions League:
“We wanted the three points. The whole team played well and gave the attackers the chances to score a lot of goals.”
“For me, that is five goals now and I hope to score even more.” “I always pray to God to give me the strength to be good on the pitch and do what I have to do.”
“My dream is to play in the Champions League,” “Right now we are on the right path to do that. We have to continue like this, keep picking up victories.
“We have got Liverpool at home at the weekend. It won’t be an easy match but we are going to do everything we can to win it.”
Although Cisse and Ba are both Senegal Internationals, they haven’t played together too much, and in that opening half on Sunday, when Newcastle played in a 4-3-3 formation, the three up front – Ben Arfa, Demba Ba and Papiss were simply awesome together.
Something’s working very well in training for the lads to play like they did in that first half on Sunday.
And Newcastle were solid enough in the second half too, apart from the daft mistake that let Shane Long score for West Brom after 52 minutes.
Next up is Liverpool, and their defense isn’t exactly water-tight – so we are hoping Newcastle can take their good form into that game on Sunday afternoon.
The game is again being televised live around the world, and we are hoping we can take all 3 points out of that game.
That would be three wins on the trot, and we’ll all be flying high.