Pardew Questioned His Half-Time Pep Talk

08 April 2013 11:45
Alan Pardew has revealed how he feared he had upset Papiss Cisse at half-time, as the player was already suffering a tough afternoon, taking stick from the Fulham central defenders.

Alan Pardew: "I don't normally do it, but I showed him a big chance we had in the first half.

"It was when he should have passed back to (Sylvain) Marveaux for a tap in to underline the composure we needed in the second half.

"His reaction was very negative. He was so upset with himself, and I actually questioned whether it was the right thing to do.

"But then he goes and does what he did at the end of the game that no other player in our group would do.

"Maybe (Fulham striker Dimitar) Berbatov was the only player on the pitch who would have done what he did, so fair play to him."


Source: Newcastle United Mad