Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse confident he will soon get back on the goal trail
Papiss Cisse has played down concerns about his failure to score for Newcastle United so far this season.
By Giscard Gourizro
Last Updated: 25/09/12 1:50pm
Cisse made a blistering start to his Premier League career after joining the Magpies from Freiburg in January, scoring 13 times in 14 appearances last term.
However, he has not been able to recapture that form at the start of the current campaign and is still waiting to get off the mark.
It would have been easy for a missed penalty against Norwich City on Sunday to damage his confidence, but Cisse is sure that he will soon start to fire.
Cisse's only worry is how the team performs and he is happy that compatriot Demba Ba has been finding the target regularly.
"I am still confident," he told a Senegalese newspaper. "I will open my scoring very soon and everything will be normal.
"It has become more difficult because defenders know what I can do since last January, so they pay more attention on me, but that opens doors for my good friend Demba Ba.
"The most important thing is to take three points. If we win and I do not score I am happy. To score myself is important but winning is more important for Newcastle."