Papiss Cisse still has to score a goal for Newcastle this season, and that was brought up during yesterday’s press conference, and manager Alan Pardew said the Senegal striker needs to score in his next two games, or else his place will come under pressure, since Newcastle have more options up front this season.
Papiss Cisse - under pressure to score goals
This is what Alan said about Papiss yesterday:
“I think that’s a concern and I think we’ve worked hard trying to find avenues for Papiss to get that goal and on the inside he’s working hard and he needs to concentrate now because he’ll come under pressure if he doesn’t score in the next couple of games for sure.”
“We have Remy we have Gouffran and we have other players and that’s the competition you need at the top, so therefore a goal from him would be a welcome addition to the squad.” There is always pressure on players, you have got to perform.”
“And as I say, I think his work rate has been very good but his focus now needs to be to score goals for us, and hopefully we can create more opportunities for him, and I think particularly in the last two games when we’ve developed more options, the opportunities are coming his way.”
The very fact we have a lot more options up front now, with the likes of Remy now available, means that an alternative starting front three, in a 4-3-3 formation could be Gouffran, Remy and Ben Arfa, or even Sammy Ameobi on the left wing, so the Newcastle manager definitely now has more options.
The good news is that Newcastle are also creating more chances these days, and in one of these games we should be able to score a few goals and improve our goal difference, if the lads can take most of their chances.
Maybe that will be tomorrow against Hull City?
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