Papiss Cisse seems very down to earth, after his amazing efforts of yesterday in South Wales.
Papiss Cisee assaulted by Shane Ferguson after great second goal
And that’s good because the last thing we want from any Newcastle player is to get too carried away with their success.
But the two Senegal lads, Cisse and Demba Ba are both humble people, and that’s good when you are a striker.
Papiss wants to play in Europe next season, but he says we cannot get too far ahead of ourselves:
“Sure they can dream, and it’s their right – but for us we must stay focused, that’s pretty much our duty.” “That’s exactly what we plan to do.”
“But I’m delighted for our fans, they made so much noise and traveled such a long way.” “They deserve to be in Europe.”
“We can’t think about Europe yet. We must take it match by match.” “We hope to play in Europe next season, but we can’t look beyond the next game.”
“It is fantastic to play for these supporters – it’s a pleasure. I was happy for them.” “My first goal was thanks to Yohan Cabaye.” “His pass was superb, and he made it easy for me.”
“I was very pleased with the second goal.” “The manager has confidence in me, and this gives me the confidence to score goals like that.”
“Confidence is so important for a striker, and when you’re scoring goals, you are always confident you can score more in the next game.” “I just have to keep working hard.
“Fortunately, I’m scoring goals, and my confidence couldn’t be higher.”
Even the Newcastle fans are not getting too carried away with things at the moment (kind of), and a few years back we’d be saying all kinds of daft things.
But it’s possible Newcastle can make the Europa League, and that would be a huge unexpected bonus for the Newcastle club, and we could see the squad both strengthened in skill and numbers in the summer.
A place in Europe may also see Newcastle offer players like Danny Guthrie and Danny Simpson improved contracts, to get them to stay on Tyneside.
But all that matters now is to win against Bolton on Monday afternoon, and anything but 3 points will dim the exploits of yesterday in South Wales.
It’s got to be another three points on Monday.