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Frustrated Star Admits He Must Keep Working Hard

8:43 am, Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 4 Comments

Papiss Cisse scored 11 goals for us in 22 appearances last season and his goals helped save us from relegation.

Papiss scored those goals when he was not fully fit after suffering the broken knee cap in April of last year and when he was going to be finally fit this season we thought he could get a lot of goals for Newcastle.

papiss cisse celebrates

Papiss Cisse scoring in first game of the season against Southampton

But Cisse cannot get his game at the moment and he is not being used as an impact sub by McClaren as he was last season by Alan Pardew.

It’s not surprising if Cisse is just a little bit frustrated about things at the moment,  but he seems to be staying upbeat about his situation at the club.

This is what the 30 year-old has told the local press today:

“I know myself and what I can bring,” “If I play, I will get chances to score and win games for Newcastle.”

“I haven’t had that chance of late, so I need to keep going. When I go into work, I work hard.”  “I know I must keep being busy and working.”

“It feels like you’ve worked for nothing after a week of training when you don’t play.” “In my head I feel like I’ve done nothing, but I must keep going.”

“That’s the life of a footballer sometimes.”  “It’s hard for me, but I always say I will keep going, and keep my smile all the time.”

“I know who I am and what I can bring to the team. I just wait.”

Since joining us from SC Freiburg almost four years ago for around £9M, Papiss has scored 42 goals and had 10 assists in 118 appearances for the club and this season he has one goal in eight appearances.

If Newcastle do bring in another striker in January Papiss could leave at that time.

But we should be playing Papiss more to get him match fit and maybe he can start scoring some goals for us from the bench – as he did so well last season.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · International break · Interview · Newcastle News · Papiss Cisse · Premier League

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Blofal // Nov 16, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Cisse can’t play in a 4-4-2 so I don’t imagine he is going to get much game time.

    He needs to be playing in a 4-3-3 where a lot of crosses and through balls are coming his way every game. He can’t play the holding striker in a 4-4-2 and he can’t play the role Perez currently plays either. That’s why he is on the bench and is also why he will probably be sold.

  • 2 Laurent Robert 32 // Nov 16, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Lesh, thanks for posting that article on the scapegoat of the century. Long live Hatem.

  • 3 Jib // Nov 16, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    For the slower witted posters

    Last 8 games of 2014/15

    Leicester City 2 – 1 West Ham
    W B Albion 2 – 3 Leicester City Leicester City 2 – 0 Swansea City
    Burnley 0 – 1 Leicester City
    Leicester City 1 – 3 Chelsea
    Leicester City 3 – 0 Newcastle United
    Leicester City 2 – 0 Southampton
    Sunderland 0 – 0 Leicester City
    Leicester City 5 – 1 Q P R

    This is what Ranieri inherited


    Newcastle United 1–2 Arsenal
    Sunderland 1–0 Newcastle United
    Liverpool 2–0 Newcastle United
    Newcastle United 1–3 Tottenham Hotspur
    Newcastle United 2–3 Swansea City
    Leicester City 3–0 Newcastle United
    Newcastle United 1–1 West Bromwich Albion
    1Queens Park Rangers 2–1 Newcastle United
    Newcastle United 2–0 West Ham

    This is what McClaren inherited

  • 4 John Tudor // Nov 16, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    hmmm you have to write it down

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