There Is some concern at the moment about Papiss Cisse, the Newcastle striker who has scored only one goal this season so far, and Papiss didn’t even play against Liverpool on Saturday, and he was on the bench the whole game.
Alan Pardew – excellent motivator
And after scoring 13 goals in his first 14 appearances for Newcastle when he arrived from SC Freiburg almost two years ago, he seems to have gone off the boil so to speak, at Newcastle.
But Alan Pardew is renowned for the way he can get the best out of strikers, and he was called Mr. Motivator when he was managing at his previous clubs, and we are confident he can start getting the best out of Newcastle’s number 9 soon.
The 28 year-old scored 13 goals in 14 appearances two seasons ago, but last season it took the Senegal striker 47 games to score that same number of goals, and in 8 appearances this term he has that single goals against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup.
With the Manchester City game at home next Wednesday night, we will probably see Papiss start that game, and we hope he can notch a goal or two.
Goals are what give strikers their confidence, and there’s not much wrong with Papiss that a couple of goals will not cure.
What do you think?