Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse, who has scored 11 Premier League goals in just 20 appearances this season, says he is fit and that he can now run more easily and he hasn’t got that limp any more.
This is what Cisse has said in the Chronicle:
“Seriously, I feel very, very good.” “My running is fine now. I should be fine.” “It won’t be easy at Queens Park Rangers but I know my team needs points.”
“All of the players should have that in their heads.” “The gaffer has said that as well.” “Everybody has to work very hard because you won’t get points if you do nothing.”
“Everyone knows that the two games won’t be easy, QPR or West Ham.” “But I say all the time at the training ground, ‘Work hard – and believe in yourselves.’”
“We must be together and go and find a way of winning games.” “If we do that we will be fine.”
John Carver will give his press conference and it will be interesting to se if Papiss Cisse starts on Saturday at Loftus Road – but with only 180 minutes to play this season we cannot hold back our best players.
We would start Papiss on Saturday bit John Carver seems to like Manu Riviere who will probably start the game against QPR.
But the problem with Manu is Newcastle’s big problem – scoring goals – and Manu has yet to score in the Premier League this season, so why wouldn’t Carver start Cisse, when the player himself says he’s now finally fully fit.
We don’t want to end up relegated and only played Papiss for say 45 minutes total in the next couple of games.
We should hear more today from Carver, and quite honestly we are just hoping he doesn’t say anything daft that makes national headlines – again.
Last week he told everybody that after eight successive defeats he was (obviously) the best manager in the Premier League – although what he said was taken out of context, but nevertheless it was immediately reported nationwide.
John has a habit of doing that and it’s due to his inexperience at the top level.