Newcastle’s Papiss Cisse has appeared on TV in Senegal and has talked about his amazing year at Newcastle when he scored 13 goals (unlucky for some) in just 14 appearances.
Cisse with manager Pardew - can we dance?
The new Newcastle number 9 was interviewed on Parlons Football on Senegalese TV channel TFM, and here is the translation from the French, of what Papiss said on the program.
The 6′ tall striker started off by saying joining Newcastle was a huge opportunity for him, and that St. James’ Park is magnificent – that’s a good start:
“There was pressure but it was also a great opportunity, and so exciting.” “Frankly the stadium is magnificent and brilliant when the fans are there, everything one can dream of.”
“I had the opportunity to come on at half time against Aston Villa, there was another forward had been injured, the manager pulled me aside and the great Ameobi told me I was to come on. It was fantastic.”
“I found a brother, friend and team mate in Demba Ba who has really helped me.” “Apart from him the other French players have made me feel at home, even if I do not know them, I know their style of football.”
“We all learned the same style of football in France, and we have the same qualities as players.” “Everyone has made me welcome here, and what is more I knew that Newcastle is a big club and that the shirt number I was given is number 9 – a big number.”
Cisse has that right that Newcastle are a big club with a wonderful history, and we have to hope the Senegal International can keep banging those goals in for Newcastle next season.
And we’ll wait and see if we can keep pushing for a top four place in the Premier League – we certainly hope so.
When September rolls around we should also have a good idea just how much the Newcastle squad has been strengthened, by the quality of the new players brought in over the summer months.
And of course we’d love to keep Demba Ba on Tyneside, alongside his twin Senegal strike partner Papiss Cisse, so they can then terrorize opposing defenses next season.
Sounds good to us.