Fabricio Coloccini played in every game for Deportivo last season.
Fabricio Coloccini – played every game this season for Newcastle
And the Argentine International has been the only player to feature in every game this season, following his protracted £10M move from La Liga during August.
The Argentine international has had to adjust to the pace and physical play of the Premier League, and we’re hoping he will become a better players after getting used to the league this season.
The 27-year-old has shown a great desire to make the most of the experience at St James’ Park, and there was inaccurate reporting of what he said yesterday, when some headlines claimed that he wanted to return to Deportivo, seemingly immediately.
Coloccini has admitted he would be tempted by a return to Spain in the future, but he seems committed to be a success at Newcastle, and help the team pull away from relegation danger.
This is what the lad actually said yesterday:
“I’d be delighted to return [to Deportivo] one day. At the moment I’m experiencing a similar situation as the one that occurred last season with Depor – I’m playing every game, which is important.”
“But we have to move outside of the bottom of the table as quickly as possible. This is a new experience to me and I’m at a great club.”
“Besides, I’m learning English, which I’m enjoying. Obviously this (the changes of coaches) is never a good thing, but we as players have to cope with it.”
Nothing much wrong wrong with that statement, but when you see headlines saying Coloccini wants to return to Deportivo, the reporting is a little suspect, to say the least.