Newcastle striker Cisse puts hand up for Senegal Olympics squad

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has put his hand up for Senegal's Olympics squad.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has put his hand up for Senegal's Olympics squad.

The 26-year-old would need to be selected as one of Senegal's three overage players in a tournament primarily for the under-23s, but said he would be "proud" to take part.

"The Olympics is a very important competition, look at players like Ryan Giggs and David Beckham (potentially set to be among Great Britain's over-age players) who have achieved such great things in their careers and want to win it," said Cisse, quoted in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

"My concern is that I might take the place of a young player in the team. I think that this would be hard, like if I was being replaced in the World Cup squad.

"I think that the emphasis should be on young players enjoying the competition. But if the management team want me to play I will be proud to do so."

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