Newcastle Utd boss bigs up Cisse ahead of Man City clash

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Papis Cisse
Newcastle manager Alan Pardew and Papis Cisse

PAPISS Demba Cisse is the man who’s got everything, according to Alan Pardew.

Cisse, an instinctive finisher, underlined his class with both goals in Newcastle United’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday night.

The striker’s second strike against Chelsea, a swerving volley, was a goal of the season contender.

Hit with the outside of his right foot from 30 yards, it left Petr Cech with no chance.

Cisse’s first was struck with his left, and the Senegal international’s also netted with his head.

United manager Pardew recruited Cisse from Freiburg for £9m in January.

While Pardew hoped Cisse would have an impact in the second half of the campaign, it inevitably takes a player time to settle into English football.

Not Cisse, though, who hit the ground running on his debut, scoring against Aston Villa.

The 26-year-old hasn’t looked back since.

“You can’t say we predicted the impact he’d have,” Pardew told SportMail.

“But we knew he was a good player.

“The Bundesliga’s one of the best leagues in the world, and he was top scorer there for a poor team.

“He gets more chances at this club, and at the minute he’s taking them. Whenever he’s needed a goal, he’s hit the target.

“He’s got everything, and he’s bought into what we do here.”

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s all-time leading goalscorer Alan Shearer claims Cisse has “blown everyone away”.

Cisse’s goal tally now stands at 13 from 12 games.

Speaking at the BBC’s Euro 2012 launch, Shearer said: “I don’t think you can be anything but very impressed.

“Sometimes it takes time for a foreigner to settle, not only in the Premier League, but up north.

“But the guy has just gone in and blown everyone away with his performances and goals.

“As a striker you are judged on goals, but even if you take his goals away his movement and hold-up play have been excellent.

“His first one was good, but his second was just out of this world.”