Football - Cisse not in it for himself

Papiss Cisse does not care who scores the goals as long as Newcastle secure their Barclays Premier League status.

PA Sport

The Senegal international smashed home a stunning goal in his side's 4-2 home victory over Southampton on Sunday to rekindle memories of his thrilling contribution to last season's surge into the top five.

However, he was more pleased with a victory which took the club to 30 points and eased them six clear of the relegation zone.

Cisse said: "I just want to get points, win each match and get as many points as we can to get out of a difficult situation.

"My objective is to get points. Whoever scores, whether it be me, whether it be someone else, all we want is for the team to get points and to move up the league.

"The manager told everyone, `If you win tomorrow (Sunday), you have 30 points and it's very good for the team'. All the players had that in their minds."

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