Demba Ba, the Senegalese striker is showing just how valuable player he is to Newcastle United when he scored his 4th goal of the season for Newcastle yesterday to get the 3 points against Norwich City, and that’s now 20 goals in just 42 appearances for the Tyneside club – an average of just less than one goal for every two appearances.
Demba Ba - in action yesterday against the Canaries
And there are some positive words from a delighted Newcastle manager this morning – he says that Demba Ba has been great in the dressing room and that he led yesterday in the game from start to finish.
Couple his performances for Newcastle since he arrived last summer, with his laid back personality and humility, and it’s small wonder this player is so revered on Tyneside – now if we can just tie him down to a long term deal at the club.
But Alan Pardew is saying today he thinks his agent Alex Gontrand, was misquoted last week in a BBC interview, when he said they may have to seek other solutions if Demba Ba is on the bench too much at Newcastle.
This is what Alan said:
“Demba led from start to finish – not just his goal, in the dressing room. Everything about him was top drawer.” “There’s just been so much nonsense written about it.” “I spoke to his agent, who sent me an email saying he got mis-quoted and I actually believe him.”
“I’m not usually one to believe agents that much, but I do believe him on this occasion.” “I also think that Demba’s anger has been generated in the right way to improve for Newcastle United, and there’s no way Demba can play every game this season.”
“He’s going to miss some other games; so will Shola, so will Papiss.” “The best thing we can do is try and play the best players we’ve got and get a win.”
We don’t think Demba Ba expects not to miss games, he just wants to get starts for most of the time in the Premier League, since it seems Alan will not start him many times in the Europa League, or even in the domestic cups this season.
But it seems to have been handled well by Alan Pardew and Demba Ba himself, and you have to remember that Ba has scored three goals in just one and a half games since being benched – was that not a good move by the Newcastle manager?
Demba Ba was born to play for Newcastle and now we have to get this lad signed up to a long term deal at Newcastle, and yes – we may have to pay him as much as the likes of Fabricio Coloccini are getting at the club.
But he’s worth it to Newcastle.
What do you think?
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