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Papiss Cisse – ‘Shearer Is The Big Man’

8 years ago

There is an old saying about players either being spectacular goalscorers, or scorers of spectacular goals, Alan Shearer of course is that rare species who was both.

In the modern era Shearer is untouchable in terms of the number of goals he has scored and reigns supreme in the Premier League goalscoring lists. As I’ve already alluded to though, Shearer didn’t just have the poacher’s instinct, though there were few better than him at being in the right place at the right time, he scored some of the most memorable goals in living memory.

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Papiss Cisse’s explosive strike against Southampton brought comparisons but the ever modest Cisse was having none of it when he spoke to The Sun;

“I have not scored too many goals this season, it is difficult for me at times but maybe it is coming.

When the ball came to me, in my head I just thought ‘shoot’!

I knew that it was a goal and it was a nice feeling, I’m happy – but it isn’t magic.

I’ve seen Alan Shearer’s goal against Everton, Shearer is the big man, I’m not Alan.

I’ve never met him but when I see him on TV he talks well about me when I play good”.

I would say that they are two completely different forwards but both have the instinct and ability to hit the ball so quickly that the goalkeeper often doesn’t have time to react.

I don’t think Cisse can ever get close to Big Al but I wouldn’t mind watching him try over the next few seasons!

Just as a reminder of the Shearer quality, here we bring you that strike against the blue scousers courtesy of The Mag’s YouTube Channel (subscribe now for free)
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