Papiss Cisse celebrates his second goal during the English Premier League match against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge (Photo: AP)
After scoring twice in Newcastle's 2-0 win over Chelsea on Wednesday, Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse expressed his delight in scoring an amazing goal, thereby helping his team their fifth-place position in the Premier League tables.
Though, the international striker's first goal was excellent, the second will be the more memorable, as Cisse's volley was from a difficult angle, swerving away from Chelsea's keeper Petr Cech.
"It was a wonderful goal. It was the best goal of my career - I was so happy to score it,'' Cisse was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
"When the ball came to me, I was only thinking about scoring. It was an instinctive finish.
"I was also pleased with my first goal. It was important for the team. It was a good evening for me and the team," he added.
Since his arrival at Newcastle United in January from Bundesliga side Freiburg, Cisse took the Premier League by storm after scoring 13 goals in 12 matches.
"I came to the Premier League to show my quality, and everything is going well. I'm enjoying my football - everything is good on and off the pitch," he insisted
Newcastle's victory keeps their hopes alive of a possible qualification for next year's UEFA Champions League, as they maintain their league table position. The Magpies, however, will have a tough mission on Sunday, when they meet Premier League leaders Manchester City.
"It's not going to be easy, but we have confidence, which is important. We believe in each other.
"We hope to play in the Champions League, and we will work hard to achieve that," he concluded.
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