We need some players who can put the ball in the back of the net in the final eight games of this season if we are to have any chance at all of surviving in the Premier League.
So it was good news when Papiss Cisse played his first game for three months on Sunday against Sunderland, when he came on in the second half, after recovering from a groin injury.
And Papiss seems very upbeat in the interview he has given today and says Newcastle must not go down this season and he seems committed to trying to save the club in their time of need.
Papiss Cisse – fit again
This is what Papiss has said:
“All the team worked very, very hard and did well in the second half.” “It was very difficult from the moment they scored, but everyone knew it would be very hard.”
“We just had to keep working and try to score one goal, and maybe a second one.”
“The team needs to stay in the Premier League – that’s very important to me. It’s my objective to stay in the Premier League.“
“In my head, Newcastle can’t go down. We just need to keep working hard and doing something good in the next game.”
Newcastle probably need four or five wins in our final eight games to stay up this season.
It would be an absolute tragedy for the club if we do get relegated and with Rafa Benitez leaving in that event – it will be a very bad for Newcastle fans, who have had to put up with a lot this season.
But it’s been terrible for about the last four years since we finished 5th top back in 2012.
Things don’t look too good at the moment, but it’s nothing that say two or three wins over the next few games cannot put right rather quickly.