Pardew Tells Fans Not To Worry As Papiss Cisse Can Sort The Goals Problem
As predictably as night follows day, with Newcastle failing to sign a proven goalscorer Alan Pardew has now come out and claimed that Papiss Cisse can be the answer to what is looking an acute goalscoring problem at St.James’ Park.
This of course follows up the other Pardew classic we get every season and have been treated to in the last week, the manager stating [intlink id=”46547″ type=”post”]Gabriel Obertan can be a massive asset [/intlink]for Newcastle.
Money isn’t everything but spending a total of around £7m on bringing in a whole new set of strikers was totally unrealistic; a loan player (Ferreyra) who has never played in a major league, a second division Spanish player ‘for the future’ and a squad player in Riviere who has already been sold by three different French clubs for £5m or less.
Yes they all could come good but Newcastle need at least one striker who you’d be confident would get in and around fifteen goals.
As for Papiss Cisse, we all know what he is capable of but that is now a dim and distant memory, only two goals (one of them a penalty) last season in the league tells you everything and ten goals in his last sixty Premier League appearances over the last two seasons doesn’t tell you he is the man who can be expected to do the business.
On top of all this, Cisse is the player who has arguably suffered the most under Pardew, the Newcastle manager undermining Cisse to try and appease Demba Ba and then cluelessly repeatng a tactic of playing the centre forward on the wing, often as second fiddle to Shola!
“I do remember not so long ago, all of us talking very highly about Papiss and whether we could keep him.
“With Papiss there’s a possibility he could score a lot of goals in this team – so I wouldn’t write him off by any stretch of the imagination.
“He us about two weeks away from starting training, so he is not far away, that is something that seems to have been forgotten about.
“If we are going to bring a player in then they have to be better and above Riviere and Papiss, otherwise there’s no point.
“You look at those transfers; Jordan Rhodes, McCormack and Shane Long, and you look at the prices, I don’t think we’d have done those three transfers.
“He (Cisse) had two or three chances a game and he fluffed his lines a little bit, but he probably needs more than that, top strikers do need more than that – I would never put off the fact that he can come again – and come again here.”
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