Diame warns Hammers of threat from his Newcastle pals

07:00 11 November 2012

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Newcastle United's Papiss Cisse (left) and Demba Ba. Photo credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS


West Ham midfielder Mohamed Diame plans to divulge his detailed knowledge of Newcastle’s danger men when the two sides clash in the Premier League today.

The 25-year-old is friends with Magpies attacking trio Papisse Cisse, Demba Ba and Hatem Ben Arfa and he knows that if the Hammers are to have any success at St James’ Park then they must shackle them.

The Irons sit in ninth with Newcastle one point and one place behind them and they will be looking to build on a hard fought point against champions Manchester City last week.

“After the game against Wigan, I think we needed to have this reaction against Manchester City. We did it, so now we have to maintain that and take the three points from Newcastle,” he told the club’s official website.

“There are a lot of fans there and it is a big stadium. I have some friends there, both Senegalese and Frenchmen, so it’s going to be a good game.

“I know Demba and Papiss very well and I also know that they have scored a lot of goals. We have to make sure we don’t give them a lot of chances to score.

“They are different players, but they both work every day in front of the goal and are strikers who know how to score, so we have to try to restrict their chances.”

Midfielder Diame has also spent time playing alongside Magpies’ play-maker Hatem Ben Arfa.

“I was in Clairefontaine with him so I know he is a very good player,” he said.

“He has had a lot of injuries, but he is a very good player so we have to be careful about him as well.”

Diame pinpointed the performance against Manchester City in the goalless draw at Upton Park last weekend as a yard-stick for the challenge ahead on Tyneside.

“We are just going to go there and try to replicate the game we played against Manchester City,” he said.

“These are the games I enjoy and I am sure it will be the same for Andy (Carroll) and Kevin Nolan as well. It is going to be a good game and we are going to enjoy it and hopefully get the three points.”

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