Alan Pardew talked about Papiss Cisse in his press conference yesterday, and the Senegal striker after scoring just four goals in 26 appearances for Newcastle last season, now has 7 goals in his first 9 appearances this season.
Papiss Cisse – after scoring first goal against Chelsea
Papiss has scored three braces already this season against Hull and Chelsea at home and at Swansea, and in the Hull and Swansea games he rescued a point for us, and of course last Saturday he got us the win at home to Chelsea.
This is what Alan Pardew has said yesterday about the Senegal man:
“Papiss been coming on late in games and scoring so that will push his ratio up, but he’s a goalscorer and he will score all sorts of goals.”
“That can be off the back of his head or off his knee, like at Burnley. But at the moment he is red-hot and if we can get him some chances we feel pretty confident he will take them.”
“Every team needs a goalscorer as they can get you a goal and turn a game. Sometimes you might not be dominating a game and then someone like Papiss can get you a goal and it gives you a lift.”
“You can go on to win or retrieve a situation like when we were at Swansea, so he’s very important with his goals and the things he does.”
“He’s on the move in the box and if the ball comes to him he can adjust himself to get a shot off. That’s his art.”
“It’s an ongoing process with Papiss and his knee, just to make sure that it is okay.” “But by the time we get to the summer it will be all over.”
“Just from now until the summer we have to be careful will him.”
It’s a good question whether Papiss will start the game tomorrow, but maybe it’s an opportunity to start both Perez and Riviere, and bring on Papiss in the second half.
Cisse was signed in January of 2012 from SC Freiburg for around £9M, and he has since scored 37 goals for Newcastle in 95 total appearances.
That works out to a goal in every two and a half games for Newcastle, and in his career he has scored 128 goals in 309 total appearances.
He’s just a natural goalscorer, and we hope he can get us some goals at the Emirates in the late kick-off game tomorrow.
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