Newcastle boss Pardew: Cisse better than I expected

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits Papiss Cisse's all-round game has been a surprise to him.

The January arrival from Freiburg has been a revelation.

Pardew said: “When we looked at the tape of him he wanted to score goals. There was nothing else you could see.

“But where he has improved is in his link-up play and his intelligence for where he should be on the pitch.

“I thought maybe we were buying just a goalscorer who might have been a bit selfish but I have not found that. He has a really good work ethic.”

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