Fabricio Coloccini made headlines around the world today, but unfortunately it was because one of Newcastle’s great players of last season did not make cut for the final 23 man squad for Argentina.
Coloccini – after scoring for Newcastle United last season
Fabricio talked to the Evening Chronicle today from his home town Cordoba:
“Luckily, my environment keeps me calm because things have gone very well in England with Newcastle United and everything is possible.”
“Once I get beyond this hard time, I will be Argentina’s No 1 fan and I hope we come out champions.”“Like any player would be, I’m sad about this decision.”
“But I give all my support to these players to take Argentina to the top of the world.” “We should not be selfish and that is why I wish the best to the guys. It is the coach’s decision.”
Great words from Coloccini and no wonder he is such a firm favorite at Newcastle.
Unfortunately it looks like Fabricio was not told about his non-inclusion in the squad from the Argentine football officials, and the player only learned about it when the reports came out last night.
“These decisions of the coach must be respected, and it’s not only me who has been left out, but many players.”
“But no one from the coaching staff contacted me to tell me.”
We’ll not criticize the Argentine authorities too much, other than to say that’s a shameful way to treat your players.
Maradona may have been one of the greatest players in the world of football when he played, but he seems like he’s hopeless as a manager, from what we’ve seen of him.
That’s just an opinion of course, and now he’ll probably go out and win the World Cup. 😀