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Is Demba Ba unhappy?

April 17th, 2012 | 28 Comments |

Demba Ba indicates he is not particularly unhappy with his role on the left of a front three.
Happy? Reasonably so it seems.
Newcastle United striker Demba Ba was allegedly ‘unhappy’ when he was taken off against Bolton but there was little hint of any unhappiness in Ba’s recent interview.

There has been a bit of speculation about whether or not Demba Ba is happy to play on the left of a front three but the man himself has come out and said that he his. Sort of.

Ba said:

The coach told me he would put me on the left and, for the team, I thought, ‘Let’s do it’. I know the qualities of Papiss as a finisher.

As a striker, you like to be in the striking position but now the coach has made the decision – he has decided Papiss will be there.

I do what I have to do to balance the formation for the good of the team. If I can be in the finishing area, I do everything to be there. If I cannot be there, we do the work for Papiss.

So it’s obvious he’d prefer to be playing right in front of goal but he seems to be prepared to do a job wherever he has to play, which is what I’d expect of a professional like Ba. (more…)