Papers Looking To Make Trouble At Newcastle United – Again
In this ‘article’ there is a quotation from Papiss Cisse in an interview with The Chronicle in which Cisse says that; “I wanted to play, but I had a discussion with the manager as soon as I got back. I wanted to play for my country, as representing Senegal is very important to me, but the manager said it was better I rested”.
However, Cisse goes on to say, “He (Pardew) said it was better for me, and I understood his decision. God willing, I will score a lot more goals this season”.
At best, this is a sloppy, lazy piece of journalism. At worst it is a direct attempt to cause disruption and unrest within the Newcastle camp. Time and time again the southern media will prod and poke at Newcastle players, managers, owners and fans to get a reaction. They see the North East team as an easy story and something to mock.
Imagine Alex Ferguson’s reaction if this same reporter made the claim that he had ‘ruined’ Wayne Rooney’s chance of Olympic gold by not allowing any of his players who played in the Euros to play in the Olympics.
At the end of the day, Cisse is contracted to play for Newcastle United and if the manager of this club deems that it is in the best interest of the player and the club who pay his wages, for him to not feature in this tournament, then it is within his rights to pull that player from the squad.
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