The Newcastle manager Alan Pardew was told yesterday that the last 12 Premier League goals scored by Newcastle have all come from French players, and this season Papiss Cisse and the two Ameobi brothers have each scored one goal each, but they were in the Capital One Cup.
Papiss Cisse – had two or three decent chances on Saturday
Alan Pardew responded to the goals scored in the Premier League by Newcastle, and they have come from Loic Remy, Ben Arfa, Yoan Gouffran and Yohan Cabaye.
“We have a group of players who are very good.” “It’s just strange that the French guys are getting goals.”
Of course we do have a lot of French players in the squad and up front too, so it’s not really that strange, but we need to see players like Papiss Cisse start getting on the goals trail.
And hopefully in the World Cup qualifying game coming up between Senegal and the Ivory Coast later this week, he can find out what it’s like to score a goal again.
If Newcastle are going to start climbing the league from our current 11th place, we need the Senegal man to be sharper in front of goal.
And while Papiss and Demba Ba never really played well together at Newcastle, since Ba left for Chelsea in January, Cisse has gone off the boil, and maybe the physical presence of Ba up front is what Cisse is missing?
What do you think?
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