Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cisse Will Not End Up like Torres, Says Boss

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Cisse Will Not End Up like Torres, Says Boss

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Byline: LEE RYDER

ALAN PARDEW has dismissed talk that Papiss Cisse has gone down the same road as Chelsea flop Fernando Torres. Cisse has scored just one goal this season in 11 Premier League games and none of his 21 shots have found the net - with his only goal coming unknowingly off his bottom against West Brom.

Pardew said: "I am talking to him and trying to calm him, tell him that he's still he same player and we are still very confident in him.

"It's only been a small period if you compare it to, say Torres' period, but you would have to say it's something we are going to have to keep an eye on because we don't want it to end up like poor old Torres has ended up at times.

"He's a great player, Papiss, and we want to get the best out of him."

Pardew was just pleased to have Cisse as an option, knowing he will be without Yohan Cabaye and Steven Taylor until February and possibly Hatem Ben Arfa for another week or so. …

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