Papiss Cisse has appeared in eleven games for Newcastle this season, but has only scored one goal against Leeds United in the Capital One Cup, and has not scored in the last fifteen Premier League games.
Papiss Cisse – goals famine
Of course all strikers go through barren spells and it happens to all strikers during their careers, and in the Mirror Loic Remy has come out supported his fellow striker:
“I think Papiss is a very good player. He showed a lot of qualities when he arrived and he scored a lot of good goals and a lot of important goals.”
“But without the struggle there is no success.” “Sometimes, when I was at Marseilles, I was the same – I went a long time without scoring.”
“It is frustrating for a forward to go through those patches, but I think he just needs one goal to start again and find his confidence.”
“It’s difficult when you are not scoring because you can maybe try to hard, but I know how he feels because I have been in that situation before.
“I’m not worried about Papiss, I think he just needs one goal and he will find his confidence again. He needs to get it as soon as possible for the team, but also for himself and then we will see the real Papiss again.”
On Saturday Shola Ameobi played up front with Loic Remy in a 4-4-2 formation, and both strikers put in a good shift, with Loic Remy scoring the sensational second goal for Newcastle just before the end of the game with Chelsea.
If we can get Papiss scoring goals again, we should be in good shape in terms of being able to put the ball in the back of the net.
And with the defense starting to look solid again, we could be in good shape in a couple of months.
That’s what we’re hoping for.