Papiss Cisse "relishing" added responsibility

Cisse
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Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse reveals that he is enjoying the added responsibility in attack following Demba Ba's departure to Chelsea.

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has revealed that he is enjoying the added responsibility up front following Demba Ba's departure from the club.

The 27-year-old's fellow Senegal international left the Magpies in January in an £8m move to Chelsea.

"Mentally I am definitely in a different position to where I was," Cisse told the Daily Star. "There is more responsibility on my shoulders and I relish it.

"Between Shola Ameobi and myself, we have to fill Demba's boots, but the new players have come in and helped us a lot. I think the team is in a really strong position right now."

Cisse has scored eight goals in all competitions for Newcastle this season.

Magpies striker Papiss Cisse celebrates his early goal in the game with Everton on January 2, 2013
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