Papiss Cisse scored 13 goals in his first 14 appearances when he joined Newcastle last year from SC Freiburg, and then last season he scored the same number of goals in 47 appearances for Newcastle, so he wasn’t as effective last season.
Papiss Cisse – wasn’t tired after scoring last minute winner against Fulham
And the Senegal striker also failed to score in Newcastle’s crucial last six games of the season, when we scored only three goals, and two of them were from Yoan Gouffran, who was deployed in a 4-3-3 formation with Ben Arfa, who scored the other goal from a penalty, and the striker shortage was because Newcastle failed to replace Demba Ba in January.
Alan Shearer has been interviewed, and he was asked if Newcastle should bring in some new strikers to help out the Senegal striker:
“Absolutely.” “When he first came, he took the Premier League by storm, but he was really the only regular striker this year, and I feel that told come the last couple of months of the season as he looked tired.”
“It’s always best to look for a striker who scores goals, but they are hard to find, and if you do find them they cost a helluva lot of money.” “I don’t know how much money Newcastle have got to spend.”
“The manager will feel it’s important to strengthen as soon as they can to get their preparations in place.” “And they need to. It was a poor season in the end, fortunate enough to stay away from the bottom three, but they will have to build and kick on for next season.”
Newcastle are reported top be after a number of strikers including Wilfried Bony and Loic Remy, but it remains to be seen if we can attract one or two top strikers to Newcastle in the summer.
There’s no doubt Newcastle need more firepower up front, and that Papiss Cisse, who’s still a very good striker, needs help.
With Newcastle finishing 5th bottom, it may be hard to attract top strikers this summer – but we’ll see.
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