Papiss Cisse has been interviewed on the Newcastle website today, and the Senegal striker seems full of confidence and says he’s now fully fit and raring to go.
Papiss Cisse assaulted by Gouffran after scoring first goal against Hull
Papiss came on after 69 minutes of the game against Hull City and looked very sharp and scored two good goals to get us a point, after being 2-0 behind.
Papiss came on at the start of the second half on Monday night at Stoke, when we were 1-0 down, but he couldn’t get any goals in that game and we lost 2-0.
But Papiss is fit for tomorrow’s game and maybe he will even start at Swansea in a game where a win would lift the mood significantly on Tyneside.
This is what Papiss had to say today:
“I’m happy to be back because I was injured for such a long time,” “I didn’t have a pre-season, because when the team were starting their pre-season I was injured and was doing my rehabilitation at Clairefontaine in France.”
“I worked hard in the gym to make my leg strong and the moment I came back here, I ran and did my pre-season.” “It’s not a bad way to come back with the two goals against Hull.”
But, for me, it’s not a surprise because in my head all the time is ‘I need to work hard and come back quickly’, but be a little bit careful too.”
“But now I’m good – I feel good in my body and my leg as well.” “It was good for the team, but the urgency for the team is to win the game and have three points.”
“But if you’re in the second half and you’re losing 2-0 in the game, if you come back into the game at 2-2 and nearly score three, you need to be happy and say maybe next time you’ll win the game.”
“I need to score, and I need to score a lot of goals for this team because the team needs it to get some points to go up the table.”
Those are good words from Cisse, and now at the Liberty Stadium tomorrow afternoon, we need for Papiss to score some goals for us – hey – a win would be absolutely terrific – and against all the odds.
Howay The Lads!!
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