Fabricio Coloccini had a difficult season in the Premier League when he signed from Deportivo for around £10.5M in August of 2008.
Coloccini – wonder who just scored?
But last season Coloccini was great in England’s second division, and has another year under his belt in the physical football leagues of England.
That should stand him in good stead for next season, and manager Chris Hughton seems to think that both Fabricio and Jose Enrique will be up for the game tonight, as he said today:
“I think they will all be up for it, not just Colo and Xisco, but going there will mean something to Jose Enrique as well.”
“It’ll be a good moment for them to be back in Spain. It’ll give them the opportunity to see some old faces and so on.”
“That’s the nice bit, but the most important bit is getting the result we need and coming through the game having taken something from it.”
“It’s another step nearer the first game at Man United.”
Coloccini has become a bit of a folk hero on Tyneside, and he certainly showed some commitment last season, as he could so easily have left Newcastle in the lurch, like other players did last summer.
And most fans will be hoping Fabricio will be much better prepared for life back in the PL than he was two years ago.
“Colo had a very, very good season, along with the other players. It’s important he carries that form into the Premier League season.”
“He was a foreign player coming to England two years ago, and the settling-in period is never easy.” “But now it’s about him and the other players maintaining the form that they showed last season.”
Colo will be playing against his old club tonight as Newcastle play for the Trofeo Teresa Herrera.
Colo had a solid game alongside Mike Williamson on Saturday, and this pairing will probably start our first game against the Red Devils in just under two weeks time, with Steven Taylor injured and out for 3 months, and Sol Campbell not fit enough for that first game.