Cisse saddened by Magpies UCL miss

Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse admits he is hugely disappointed to miss out on a Champions League place.

They had to do this FOUR times.

United lost their final game of the season 3-1 at Everton, though even if they had won they could not have finished higher than fifth with Arsenal and Spurs both winning.

Fifth place means a place in the Europa League and Cisse told the Newcastle Chronicle: "That was our objective. We are in the Europa League, and I thank God for the season I have had. But we are still a little disappointed."

Cisse has been a huge hit since his arrival at St James' Park though he had a difficult afternoon at Goodison Park, Tim Howard making a fine save from one goal-bound header.

"We wanted to beat Everton, and finish as high as we could, and we're disappointed to lose," he said.

"It was one of those days. I had a chance early in the second half, but I didn't score, and now the season is finished."

The Senegal striker is likely to be a target of top European clubs this summer but Cisse insists he has no plans to leave.

"I hope to continue scoring goals for Newcastle next season. I'm looking forward to playing in the Europa League," he said.

"We wanted to play in the Champions League, but we can be very happy with what we have achieved this season."

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