Papiss Cisse is bring linked with a Tottenham move in the January transfer window, but he has come out today and said he is happy at Newcastle, and just loves working every day with the long-term Newcastle manager Alan Pardew.
Alan Pardew and Papiss Cisse last season – getting ready to dance
It’s interesting that Cisse has so much admiration for the Newcastle manager, because we’ve seen him a number of times this season listening intently on the sidelines to what the manager is saying, before he comes on as a substitute – so Alan Pardew has certainly gained the respect of the Senegal captain – which is good to see.
This is what Papiss said in the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“I am very happy at Newcastle. I am really happy to be here – nobody knows what the future brings but I am happy to be here.” “The manager is extraordinary. It is incredible to work with the manager every day – every day in training and in matches we learn something new.”
“The moments that I have lived with him are the moments that you dream about before playing professionally. Even if everything isn’t going well he is there giving you support, telling you that you are going to score.” “He is always trying to boost morale and that is the kind of thing that you need from a manager.”
“It is crazy that we have only scored once together, in our first match.” “I hope it will change in the next match. We will work on it very hard and make sure we change it as soon as possible. It is not tactical. In the first match together, we played in the same positions. It is not positions or making the runs: it is just a case of having luck on our side.”
Sunday’s 2-1 win was in fact the second time both Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba have scored for Newcastle in the same game, so it was the first game ever for Cisse at Newcastle and now his last game when both Senegal strikers have scored – - and we have to hope they can score together a lot more often this season.
And with Demba Ba doubtful for the game at Liverpool on Sunday we could see Shola Ameobi and Papiss Cisse as the two strikers on Sunday, with Shola possibly playing as a withdrawn striker at Anfield.
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