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.”