Demba Ba – ‘Newcastle Feels Like Home’
On top of the relief felt when the transfer window shut and Mike Ashley hadn’t done anything mental, we then had a late new year present with the early return of Papiss Cissé and Demba Ba from Equatorial Guinea.
All the signs are that neither player is showing any great hangover from their African Cup disappointment and it wasn’t as though either player featured in the full ninety minutes of all three matches.
In fact Demba Ba had some heartwarming words when speaking to NUFC TV on his return to Tyneside which don’t exactly suggest he’s busting a gut to get away from St.James’ Park;
“It’s great to be back with the team. It’s been a while, and I’m very happy to be here. Now that I’m back I just have to forget about the African Cup of Nations and concentrate on the league with Newcastle.
I got a very nice welcome from everybody at the training ground, all the players and staff. They were happy to see me and I was happy to see them as well. It feels like I’m at home”.
The route to keeping a group of quality players together is to taste success and to have the feeling of a club moving forward. I fancy Ba and Cissé to hit the ground running and just picture the last time you saw Ba in a black &white shirt.
A brilliant goal in a superb performance against Manchester United, that is the quality he gives to the team and it doesn’t do any harm that he comes over as a quality bloke off the pitch as well.
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