Papiss Cisse hasn’t scored for four games – although there were a couple of his efforts that should have resulted in goals, but some poor officiating meant they were disallowed.
Papiss Cisse – in better times at Newcastle
And since we lost Demba Ba in January, and he hasn’t been replaced, Papiss Cisse has taken the brunt of the responsibility for scoring goals, and he has 13 goals in all competitions, and 26 goals over the last 15 months since he joined the Magpies from SC Freiburg.
This is what Papiss Cisse told the Shields Gazette today:
“We know at the moment it’s a very difficult time for the fans,” “I often see people when I’m out and about on the street, and they tell me how difficult it is.”
“Sometimes, obviously, there might be discontent with the result.” “But I can accept that. It’s our job. As supporters, they’re in their rights to feel like that.”
“But when we go out there we do our best for them and for this club.” “We’re working hard to stay in the Premier League,” “We want to keep this club in the Premier League.”
“We know, for the fans, the best time in their week is when they come and watch their team.”
After Wigan’s loss to Swansea on Tuesday night – it’s been left on a plate for Newcastle to secure our safety in the Premier League with a win at QPR on Sunday.
But it’s an indication of just how uncertain Newcastle fans are at the moment, that it seems a big ask of our team to defeat an already relegated side, who are rock bottom of the league.
A win will surely see us safe – and that’s what we are hoping (and praying ) for.
It will be a huge relief if we can do that on Sunday – and that is a huge understatement.
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