One of the big successes in the Newcastle side this season has been Argentine center-back Fabricio Coloccini.
Fabricio Coloccini played very minute for Deportivo last season in Spain, and has so far played in every minute for Newcastle United this season, and he insists that he has no intentions of missing a single minute of action this season.
Of course the worth of a player to a team is not only how good he plays, but how often he is available to play -and Coloccini is worth an awful lot to Newcastle, and is turning out to be a terrific buy for the Tyneside club. Far too many players these days pick up niggly little injuries and are not available for many games during a season. Not so with Fabricio.
Coloccini has settled in well at Newcastle and he is a consistent performer for the Newcastle defense, and also seems a big game player, who has his best games when it really matters.
But Fabricio is slowly getting used to the rigors of the Premier League and will only get better as the season progresses.
Fabricio talked today about his resilience to injury:
“I simply try to play the best I can – and never get injured!” “I don’t want to miss any football and I am very happy that I am able to play nearly all of the time.”
“Match by match, I know more about the English Premier League and I am very comfortable with it.” “For me it hasn’t been a problem getting used to the English style of play after my years in Spain.”
“It is different, certainly, but it has not been a problem.” “I am enjoying it all the way.”
Newcastle seemed to have Coloccini on their radar screen for a couple of years before finally singing him last summer, to the delight of most Newcastle fans. Few would argue that he has turned out to be an excellent buy for our club, and could well be a stalwart in Newcastle’s defense for years to come.
We hope so anyway.