Papiss Cisse saved us against Hull City a few weeks ago, when he came on as a substitute after 69 minutes for his first appearance of the season when we were 2-0 down, and he scored two good goals to salvage Newcastle a point.
Papiss Cisse after scoring on Saturday
And then again on Saturday he started his first game of the season, and scored two good opportunist goals, set up by Gabby Obertan and Sammy Ameobi, to get Newcastle a valuable point.
We only have 4 points from seven games, and Papiss Cisse is responsible for half of those points.
The Senegal striker has been great for us so far this season, but he has also said the protests going on against Alan Pardew are not good for the team.
This is what Papiss has said when he talked about Alan Pardew:
“Yes, I know this moment is not easy for him,” “The team does not think about how things are right now. ” “It is for the gaffer, but it’s not good for the team.¨
¨It’s not easy for the players because it is the players playing the game.”
“You have to believe in yourself and believe in the team. You have to keep going and work hard and maybe one day it will come good.”
The next game is at home to Leicester City and it’s a game we should be able to win, if we are indeed to pull away from the bottom of the league.
Papiss will be an extremely important player in that game, but our defense must also be a lot stronger than it’s been of late, and the two goals we conceded on Saturday were poor goals to give away.
Both Colo and Willo need to step up to the plate and improve things at the back quickly.
It will be interesting to see the level of protests at St, James’ Park a week come Saturday.
We need a win in that game, but the best position we be in after a win is 5th bottom.
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