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Cisse Takes One For The Team But Doesn’t Want To Repeat It

11 years ago

Last season saw many strange things happen, even for a typical Newcastle United season!

However, one of the strangest things had to be the sight of Papiss Cisse stranded out on the wing when we absolutely desperate for goals.

To an extent you could kind of understand it, up to a point, when Demba Ba was here and Alan Pardew felt obliged to play him through the middle.

However, once Ba packed his bags, the occasional sight of Cisse having to play wide to accommodate Shola through the middle….well it isn’t right is it?

On this particular subject, Cisse gave this take on it to the Chronicle;

“I hope to play in my best position as much as I can, my best position is striker and I had never previously played right wing in my life.

It was my first time at Newcastle, it was OK because I was doing it for the team but it was difficult last year because we were fighting not to go down.

The year before all of the players enjoyed the games and could not wait for the next one, we tried our best but we hopefully will have all of our players back and not too many injuries.

Next season we’ll be looking for a flying start; last season I was late when it came to scoring goals in the Premier League – we started slowly and that is why we finished so low.”

To be fair to Cisse he improved massively in that position when asked to play out wide but it still was one of the manager’s more bizarre decisions.

Cisse having to come out and say he hopes and expects that he will be playing through the middle is like Tim Krul having to justify why he should be between the sticks and not left wing!

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