Breaking off from his wedding celebrations (and allegedly the pursuit by a number of unhappy ‘girlfriends’ according to the tabloids), Papiss Cisse has said that he was ‘happy with the (last) season from a personal point of view’.
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If you were concentrating at all last season you might be a little bit surprised…
Last season Papiss Cisse was banned for three games when he elbowed Everton defender Seamus Coleman.
The Senegal striker then managed to get a further seven match ban for spitting at Man Utd’s Jonny Evans after the Man Utd defender had done the same to him.
Cisse has also been dropped by Senegal from the national team.
Last season the striker didn’t play a single minute of cup football for Newcastle.
In the Premier League, Papiss Cisse only managed to start 11 matches through injury, suspension and simply not being selected.
Then on top of that, NUFC only stayed up on the final day of the season.
The ONLY upshot of the season was that somehow, the forward bizarrely managed to score 11 goals in these very limited circumstances, a mixture of luck and natural goalscoring ability helping to save both his and Newcastle’s season.
Papiss Cisse talking to the official club website:
“I was happy with the season from a personal point of view.
“The most important thing was that the team stayed in the Premier League and that was all that mattered, after that, I obviously wanted to be an important part of the team and scoring goals.”
“The fans were brilliant again last season, as they always are.
“If you have fans like we do, who are behind the team the whole time, then Newcastle can achieve anything. Players need fans like this.”
New season even better:
“I didn’t play as many games as I would have liked during the season but I had 11 goals, so I have to be quite happy.
“I want to make sure the new season is even better and that I can score goals to help the team to have a much better season.”