Papiss Cisse wasn’t in the game much yesterday, and he did get a chance in the first half from a cross, but somehow he didn’t even get his head to the ball, but that’s the way it’s been this season for the Senegal striker, who has now gone 10 games for Newcastle without scoring a goal.
Papiss Cisse – what’s wrong with this player?
But we were not short of goals yesterday, and Loic Remy had two fine goals in the first half that had Newcastle 2-1 up at half-time, but a woeful second half display by the Newcastle defense allowed another two poor goals, and we went down to a defeat in a game that most fans expected us to win rather easily.
Alan Pardew had warned Cisse before the game that he needed to get in among the goals in the next two games, and a week on Monday at Everton we could see a front three of Ben Arfa, Remy and Gouffran, since that could be our best attacking option at the moment.
Cisse seems to be completely lacking in confidence these days, and when he was replaced by Sylvain Marveaux after 73 minutes with the scores level at 2-2 yesterday, it seemed almost a relief to Cisse that he was being replaced.
Confidence is a big thing to a striker, to any player, so Alan Pardew needs to find a way to get Papiss back playing like he can play, because we are already short of a striker at the club, because we didn’t get the job done this summer in the transfer market.
On Wednesday night against Leeds United we will probably see Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran start the game up front, and maybe Cisse will be played so he can try to get a goal, which will give him some confidence for the game at Everton on the following Monday night.
Cisse is a good player, and he has already proved he can score goals in the Premier League, so we hope the lad can get his confidence back, because we need him scoring the goals for Newcastle this season.
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