Papiss Cisse has had a hard time of it this season at Newcastle, and since Loic Remy came into the side, the Senegal striker has been on the bench for Newcastle and has scored only one goal for the side, in the Capital One Cup.
Papiss Cisse – training well and looks sharp
But Alan Pardew is not looking to sell the £9M striker anytime soon, and indeed the Newcastle manager has said Papiss is training well at the moment, and looks sharp and ready.
This is what Alan said today:
“He’s training well and looks sharp and ready,” “I genuinely think that he’ll be playing games over the busy period ahead of us.”
“But he is in the pool now and if he wants to be a regular like Remy is now – and no-one can argue with that – he needs to take his chance when he gets it.”
“He’s not ecstatic right now, because footballers want to play, and I have no problem with that,” “But he certainly hasn’t sulked about it.”
“He’s trying to do his job and it’s not easy because he has previously been a regular for us and been a regular throughout his career. He isn’t used to this.”
“He’s training well and looks sharp and ready”
Only eleven players can start any game and the challenge for Newcastle is to keep their good players like Papiss, so we have a strong squad, which is vital if we are going to push for a good position in the Premier League this season.
And we proved beyond any doubt last season, that there’s no way we can participate in Europe without having a much bigger and better squad than we had last season.
It would be good to see Papiss get a chance as a substitute soon, and hopefully get back on the goal-scoring trail.
What do you think?
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Note: South Shields local artist Robert Olley has a new painting out called “Derby Day Home” and it can be personalized so that any surname can be put on the striker’s shirt – the one scoring the goal – take a look.
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