Alan Pardew has said after the game yesterday that Papiss Cisse is as good in training as he was last year, and puts the ball in the back of the net from all over the place, yet in the league he got only his first goal of the season yesterday, and it was a really lucky one.
Papiss Cisse after scoring yesterday – with Sammy Ameobi
Papiss has scored three goals in all competitions so far this season, and that’s not terrible, and if he can now start to pick up some goals in the league, that will be good for a striker who has scored wherever he has played throughout his career.
Cisse now has 16 goals for Newcastle in just 26 appearances, so that’s not too bad for any striker, in fact it’s very good.
It’s the 3 goals he has scored in 12 appearances this season which is a little worrying, although it appears the Newcastle manager has no doubts at all about the Senegal striker’s ability to score goals:
“I cannot put my finger on it.” “It is difficult with strikers sometimes.” “He has been committed in training and been scoring the same type of goals there he did last year.”
“Sometimes the match day comes along and the goals do not fall for you, but that goal will help him enormously.” “Papiss is a big player for us.” “All types of goals help strikers.”
“Hopefully, he will go on a run because Demba picked up a little knock and we will need to see if he will be OK for next week.”
All goals count for strikers and all wins count for any side, and however we managed the win yesterday – a win is a win.
We’ll take it, and look forward to a much better performance from the lads at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
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