Demba Ba's relief at end to Newcastle goal drought

DEMBA BA never wasted a second worrying why his goals had dried up for Newcastle United.

Newcastle United striker Demba Ba
Newcastle United striker Demba Ba

DEMBA BA never wasted a second worrying why his goals had dried up for Newcastle United.

Although he spent a lot of time studying the reason why he had lost his scoring touch.

Ba looked a relieved man when he brilliantly beat Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel to open the scoring in Saturday’s 2-1 win.

While the Senegalese will claim it didn’t bother him, that’s not to say the striker wasn’t ready to do something about.

Ba said: “It was a good goal and I am very happy we won. It was a good opening day for us.

“I was okay going so long without scoring. Just ask the other players.

“They will tell you that I am not just looking for goals even though it is a good feeling when you do score.

“You just have to carry on doing your work and it will come back.

“I spent a lot of time after games watching them again and analysing them, seeing what I had to do to change the bad stuff and that is why I am back on the scoring sheet

“I watched the games on my own the next day, with no-one else.”

Ba added: “A lot of things were going on last season. I was playing on the side and out wide.

“I was not frustrated because I did not score but because I did not get enough of the ball.

“I just want to play, but sometimes I was coming too deep and they were putting the ball behind defences and I was not there.”

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