Coloccini – I Wanted To Play In England

Coloccini seems delighted to have finally been signed by Newcastle and he gace another interview yesterday, after penning a five year deal at the Tyneside club.


 Coloccini – Italian club was also after him

Speaking through an interpreter, Coloccini said yesterday:

“There were a couple of clubs interested in me, one in Italy but more than anything I wanted to come here to play English football, especially after the success English clubs have had in Europe and I’m also really keen to learn English.”

“If the manager decides to play me it’s not a big risk for the team.”

“For me personally I don’t consider it a risk because I’ve got to play my first match somewhere, so why not Sunday? “

“I’ve been warned about it and it’s going to be different to the way the game was in Spain but I’ve experienced that when I went form Argentina to Spain.”

“The first few matches can be difficult but after that I soon got used to it.”

And with Coloccini’s hait style very similar to Kevin’s during the 1970s apparently that similarity has already been discussed between the two of them:

“It was the first thing he said to me when we met. There are a lot of players in Argentina like this with long hair,”

There is no doubt that Keegan is delighted Newcastle have now got the player he wanted, and Keegan thinks the player is right out of the top drawer:

“I am delighted that the deal is now done – Fabricio has got tremendous experience and is a full international with Argentina, that tells you he is a player of the very highest quality.”

“He’s a very athletic player, he played every minute in the league for his club last season, and he’s also very versatile.”

“He is a center-back but can play anywhere across the back four and also in midfield – he gives us massive options.”

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