Newcastle striker Remy backs Cisse to return to form

Newcastle United striker Loic Remy believes fellow striker Papiss Cisse will return to goal scoring form sooner rather than later, Sky Sports has reported.

Cisse joined the Magpies in the January window of 2012 from Freiburg for a fee thought to be in the region of £9m, and set the Premier League alight scoring 13 goals in 14 appearances that season.

The Senegalese striker has failed to reproduced that form though, and only netted eight times last season, and that poor form has continued into this season with the No. 9 only finding the back of the net once, in the Capital One Cup tie with Leeds United.

For on loan striker Remy, it’s been a stark contrast. The Frenchman joined the Toon in the summer on a season-long loan deal from QPR and has found the back of the net six times in seven games so far this season.

The ex-Marseille forward is full of confidence and has backed Cisse to join him again soon on the scoresheet. He said: “I think Papiss is a very good player. He showed a lot of things when he arrived and he scored a lot of good goals and a lot of important goals, but without the struggle there is no success.

Sometimes when I was at Marseille I was the same. I went a long time without scoring and it is frustrating for a forward to go through those patches, but I think he just needs one goal to start again and find his confidence.

It’s difficult when you are not scoring because you can maybe try too hard, but I know how he feels because I have been in that situation before. I’m not worried about Papiss, I think he just needs one goal and he will find his confidence again. He needs to get it as soon as possible for the team, but also for himself and then we will see the real Papiss again.

The pair will look to fire Newcastle to victory this Sunday as they travel to White Hart Lane for a tough fixture away at Tottenham in the Premier League.

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