Leon Best has compared the recent goal drought of Demba Ba, since he’s been playing with Papiss Cisse, like his goal drought earlier this season, when he was up front with Demba Ba.
Demba Ba – going through lean spell at the moment
Demba Ba was scoring all the goals earlier in the season, when his then strike partner Leon Best wasn’t getting many at all.
But Leon makes the point today that he was busy setting up the goals for Ba, and doing his job up front for Newcastle, even though he was not the man putting the ball into the back of the net.
This is what Leon said today:
“Demba might feel down because he has not scored but it was the same for me when I was playing with him.” “He is doing the same for Cisse.”
“He is working hard and creating chances.” “Sometimes when we are playing, they might be looking at Demba and Cisse’s getting in.” “Hatem is playing well and we are not looking behind anymore.”
“Instead, we are looking forward and trying to catch whoever is in front, which is a positive. Me coming back can add a bit of positive pressure and hopefully get everyone scoring even more goals.
“I am training now so if everything goes well and I keep getting fitter I will be available as soon as I can be.”
Leon makes a good point, and if you are only worried about what Newcastle do, then no player should be too worried about their own performances recently.
That’s because Newcastle have five wins on the trot, and they have scored 10 goals and conceded only one in that run – which is absolutely fabulous.
And Leon seems to be enjoying being back in training with the lads, and apparently Papiss turned up for training yesterday wearing three-quarter length trousers and Best had a go at the great Senegal striker:
“Cisse’s trousers today, they were ‘short weekends’ so I had to just get on him.” “He should not be dressing like that with the stats he has.”
“He has 10 goals in nine games so he should not be dressing like that.” “I am just happy to be back with a smile on my face as well as the other lads.”
We have been very pleased this season with the team spirit the lads have shown, and the camaraderie that seems to exist between them, and that’s shown in what Leon has said today.
Alan Pardew and the coaches have done a fabulous job this season, because remember last summer we were worried a bit about relegation, and what the team spirit would be like, after losing players like Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton.
This has simply been a magnificent season for Newcastle United, whatever happens in the last five games, and there’s no getting away from that.