Fabricio Coloccini has given a good interview with the Evening Chronicle today, and he has waxed lyrical about both the Newcastle United club and their fans.
Chris Hughton embraces Coloccini after the game last night
Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle today:
“This season we have had to battle and scrap for every point – it has been difficult but at last we have achieved our objective.”
“For me as a footballer, playing in the Premier League is where I want to be and why I signed for this great club.”
“To be playing in the best league in the world means so much.” “Yes, I want to go to the World Cup finals with my country.”
“But I know that if I want to be selected in the future, playing at the top level is where I need to be.”
“This club belongs in the top half of the Premier League and that’s where we aim to go now.”
Coloccini was signed from Deportivo la Coruna for over £10M in the summer of 2008, while Kevin Keegan was managing the club, and had an indifferent first season in the Premiership with Newcastle last season, when we were relegated.
The Argentine International, who has become a big favorite on Tyneside this season, had his name chanted continually last night at St. James’ Park.
“We wanted to win even though we knew it was already confirmed that we were promoted.”
“The fans were brilliant and we couldn’t go out there and let them down – we had to win the game against Sheffield as well.”
“They want us to be in the Premier League next season. Now we have delivered that.”
Coloccini just seems to love the Newcastle fans and believes they could well be the best in the world:
“They are possibly the best fans in the world and I have a lot of affection for them.”
“To hear them sing my name is amazing.” “It just makes you want to win every game for them, every tackle and get every pass right.”
“My aim is to stay at the club and help us climb up the Premier League next season, even if there are a going to be some tough battles ahead.”
Good words from the Argentine International, and we expect Fabricio to play out his remaining 3 years of his contract on Tyneside, rumored to be worth around £70K/week.
Exactly how Newcastle will fare in those years is something that we just don’t know, but it would be great to have some success back in the Premier League once again.
You never know.
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