Papiss Cisse admits Newcastle United's French-speaking contingent helped him settle quickly on Tyneside.

Cisse revealed that Demba Ba and United's French stars - such as Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa - have been a huge help to him as he adapts to life in a different country and a new style of football.

"I found a brother, friend and team-mate in Demba Ba who has really helped me," he told the Evening Chronicle. "Apart from him the other French players have made me feel at home.

"Even if I do not know them, I know their style of football because we all learnt the same style of football in France, and we have the same qualities as players."