Pardew: Lamela? Papiss Cisse's strike at Swansea was a great moment

Alan Pardew

The Newcastle United boss was full of admiration for the Tottenham Hotspur ace's rabona strike but insists his side can also produce such moments of magic.

Alan Pardew has heaped praise on Erik Lamela's rabona goal against Asteras Tripolis in the Europa League on Thursday - but says Papiss Cisse is capable of similar.

The Magpies striker famously scored a curled effort against Chelsea two seasons ago that many remember as the goal of that season.

And Pardew has compared one of Cisse's recent strikes at Swansea City to Lamela's brilliant effort in Europe.

He has, however, insisted he hasn't even seen such a goal in training - but hopes Newcastle will be producing such moments of magic on Sunday, not Spurs.

"It was amazing,” the Newcastle boss told reporters when asked about Lamela's rabona. “I haven't really seen that on the training ground when the ball is coming across like that, at that pace. To hit it like that was amazing.

"We have one or two who can do it from a dead ball situation when they just manoeuvre it but I don't think I have ever seen a goal quite like that in training, let alone in a match.

"Spurs have great players - they have always had great individuals. But so do we, and we have got to hope that our individual players stand up and produce a moment like that.

"Papiss' [Cisse] goal at Swansea, although it did not look as technical as Lamela's, was of a similar vein, I thought. It was a great moment.

"We have got to hope we have one or two of them on Sunday rather than the Spurs players."

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