Alan Pardew gave praise to Newcastle’s new number 9 Papiss Cisse for two brilliant opportunist goals that were enough to get Newcastle all 3 points.
Papiss Cisse congratulated after scoring after just 5 minutes
But Newcastle struggled at times today against a good Swansea side who had most of the possession all game but a solid defensive display today allowed Newcastle to take all 3 points.
This is what Alan said immediately after the game today:.
“He was our best player today.” ”Of all our flair players he looked the one that was really on it.” “He’s got fantastic pedigree though.”
“This is a boy that’s scored goals in the Bundesliga, he’s not a mystery.” “He was the difference between the sides.” ”We were flat,”
“Some of our flair players looked like they needed energy. Maybe the early goal affected us.” “We sacrificed possession today.”
“We know the way they play at home is superb with some of their movement. You’ve got to be patient.” “But we knew if we could win it back in certain areas they’d be vulnerable.”
“That was the away win we needed and our home games now can see us through to 5th or 6th.” And maybe the early goal affected us.”
“But the discipline and camaraderie we have in the group was great.”
Papiss Cisse now has 9 goals in his 8 appearances for Newcastle United, and Demba Ba again came up black, but Cisse is the one playing in the center up front, and he is the one getting most of the chances.
And the way this lad it putting half chances in the back of the net, he will stay in the center too, as Newcastle move into 5th place in the league with 56 points from 32 games.
That’s a full 10 points better than we managed in all of last season.
Brilliant result today by Newcastle and six more wins and we could even be in the European Champions League next season.
Howay The Lads!!