Papiss Cisse was sensational in his first four months on Tyneside earlier this year, when he scored 13 goals in just 14 games, and some of the goals the lad scored were simply fantastic.
Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle captain
The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is hoping the Senegal striker will continue exactly where he left off last season, when the new season starts with a tough home game against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, 18th August, at St. James’ Park.
This is what the club captain told the local Sunday Sun yesterday when he talked about Papiss:
“If he continues to play the same way then there is no reason why he shouldn’t be able to outscore everyone. He scares the life out of rival defenders. He is sharp and so unpredictable.”
“And, let’s be honest, to challenge you must be scoring goals and we have two strikers who are a match for any in the Premier League.” “Above all else it’s going to come down to hard work and dedication.”
“We have had a taste of success and so have the supporters. Both of us want that to continue.” “I can remember the doom and gloom around the place when we got relegated.” “Nobody even thought we would be challenging to come back to the Premier League immediately, they all thought we would struggle again.”
“But those bad times have made us far more resilient and far more determined. Nobody wants to suffer like that again and I don’t think they ever will.” “That is not to say we are complacent and believe in our own success.”
“We know we will have to work hard and compete at every level and take on every challenge.” “But you only get out what you put in. The players have never been complacent or taken anything for granted.”
It’s going to be a tough start for Newcastle once the season does get under-way, and not only will we want o make a good start in the league, like we did last year going the first 11 games without defeat, but we also need to qualify for the group stages of the Europa League too.
We’ll probably need some of the Papiss magic to do that.