Papiss Cisse’s two goals yesterday were really fantastic opportunist efforts.
Papiss Cisse after magic second goal – Ben Arfa looks pleased
And his second goal was simply brilliant, and the Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm had no chance at all, such was the preciseness of the finish from the Senegal striker.
And James Perch had another solid and strong game for the Magpies in South Wales, and he has talked on the Newcastle web-site today.
James points out that a finish by Papiss in training on Thursday, was one of the best he has ever seen.
This is what James said today:
“Papiss came up with two great finishes and won us the game,” “He did a finish on Thursday in training which is one of the best finishes I’ve ever seen.”
“It just went unnoticed really, which tells you just how good he has been for us in training and matches.” “And then he went and did that today.”
“You don’t know where he’s going to stop at. Every time the ball is at his feet in the box you think he’s going to score.”
“And fair play to him to because it must be tough coming to a foreign country and not being able to speak the language. But he’s done his talking on the pitch.”
“We always try to set up the next game, and getting three points at Swansea is the perfect way to go into a big game against Bolton, in front of more than 50,000 fans.”
“It’s the chance to get another three points and is another massive game. We know what’s in our sights and we know what we are capable of doing.”
Newcastle’s players who were brought in over the summer settled in very quickly, and Papiss has settled in very quickly on Tyneside since he arrived in January.
And the 26 year-old is certainly getting the job done, and helping Newcastle possibly gain a place in the Europa League for next season.
It could be that if Papiss keeps scoring those goals in the last six games, Newcastle could give him a new deal in the summer, because he seems so good in that number 9 shirt.
But it was somehow a very pleasing performance from Newcastle yesterday, as they were well organized and solid, and the defense is playing well.
That’s just like we did in the first 11 games of the season, when we were unbeaten and amassed an amazing 25 points, and hopefully we can finish the season in the same way.
If we can keep this form up in the final six games of the season, then anything is possible – with the e emphasis on anything.
Howay The Lads!!