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The spirit is willing once again for Papiss Cisse

7 years ago

Papiss Cisse has said that he is prepared to do whatever it takes to help Newcastle stay in the Premier League.

The striker arguably saved Alan Pardew’s job earlier this season when he saved the day against Hull in a 2-2 draw at St. James’ Park, a late sub on that occasion despite Pardew admitting afterwards that he’d included Cisse against medical advice.

The forward looked way off the pace when coming on against West Brom after two months out and only a couple of training sessions.

As always, Cisse has shown that he is prepared to let his heart rule his head and play for the club, even when hi sbody is saying otherwise. Sadly this has at times backfired with the player then missing more matches than necessary because of the club allowing/encouraging him to play.

However, with relegation a real possibility, there is no argument that he must be involved, if he is in any kind of shape to make an impact.

Following that draw against the Baggies, John Carver instantly said that Papiss Cisse wouldn’t be in a position to start against QPR but would hopefully be able to make more of an impact from the bench this time.

As for the player, he’s hoping a full week’s training will put him in a much better place.

Papiss Cisse:

“I was only able to train for a couple of days before the (West Brom) game, so it is still quite early for me, but I know that the teams needs me.

“I spoke to the gaffer and said ‘if I can have 15 or 20 minutes, I know I can do that, hopefully I will help’.

Training all week:

“Hopefully I’ll be able to train the whole of the week before QPR and if I’m able to do that, then  I’m sure I will be able to play more.

“The last two games are very important for the club, as well as very important for me personally.”

Fans most important:

“All the players know that they need the fans and for me the fans are most important part of a team, if your team doesn’t have fans then you can forget it.

“We have very good fans and I just hope they keep supporting us because we need them.”


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