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Ba’s Agent Claims The Player May Leave

11 years ago

Following Demba Ba’s strange post-match comments last night, his agent has followed up with claims that Ba could possibly leave Newcastle.

Speaking after his two goals from the bench against Everton, Demba Ba said, “I was determined because to be fair, lately I was not so happy with some things going on”.

Following that, Ba’s agent, Alex Gontran, has said the following (as reported on ESPN;

“Since returning from the African Nations (earlier this year), Demba doesn’t understand the management. If he continues to be a substitute all season, we’ll look at other solutions.

How could you put your best striker with full confidenc eon the left wing?

The choice to put Demba on the left was good for the club because Cisse scored 13 goals but there was a lack of recognition for Demba.

It is more difficult to play well when you don’t have the confidence of your staff.

Demba is happy at Newcastle as he is playing in the Premier League with lots of fellow French speakers and he loves the supporters.

He would like to start every game but he respects the choice of the coach, even if he doesn’t always understand or agree”.

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It has been widely acknowledged amongst fans that Ba was unhappy pushed out on the left but ‘happy’ to do it for the sake of the team.

This season we have seen Ba and Cisse operate more as a front two and maybe push came to shove last night when Alan Pardew explained the tactics he was looking to use at Goodison.

We can only guess at how much of what the agent has said is in line with Ba’s thinking but surely scoring two great goals to save the match in a very tough game, operating as a front two, sends out a double positive message to Alan Pardew – Demba Ba’s attitude is clearly right when he is on the pitch and two through middle CAN work.

Far too much is made of systems, surely Barcelona must operate the best ‘system’ in the modern era but I doubt it would work quite so well without the likes of Iniesta and Messi.

All the goals and pretty much all of the shots in the Premier League for Newcastle this season have come form Ba, Cisse and Ben Arfa, I don’t think we can afford to leave any of the three out.

A time for Alan and Demba to kiss and make up and for Ba’s agent to keep his mouth shut.

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