Newcastle’s Argentine International, Fabricio Coloccini, was in fine form at Everton at the weekend, and he now seems to be in his best ever form for the Newcastle club, after signing on 26 months ago from Deportivo.
Coloccini being molested by Fellaini on Saturday
But it appears that Fab is more concerned with how Newcastle perform in the Premier League this season, than in any of the cup competitions.
Coloccini told the Evening Chronicle from London today:
“Do I want to play? It is a nice game.” “Everyone wants to play this game, but we have to be clever because the most important thing is the league.”
“The Carling Cup is a good trophy, but we have to think the league is more important.” “Chelsea away is a nice game to play in, so we have to go there and try to go on in the cup.”
“We have more center-backs now with Sol. There is Tamas Kadar as well.” “It is a good chance for them to play and they can stake their claims for the future.”
Coloccini also said that the spirits of our players were extremely high after the great win at Everton, and many of the first teamers are traveling to London to support the lads tonight, even though most of them will not even be in the 18 man squad for the match.
“It was very important we won as we had lost the last game.” “We had to win at Everton – the three points were very important to us.”
“We were happy for Hatem Ben Arfa, because it was his first game.” “He is young and he needed it for his confidence for the next game.”
And the next game in the league is a tough encounter with Stoke City on Sunday, but if we can play somewhere near our top form in that game, there’s no reason Newcastle cannot pick up all 3 points – hopefully in front of a sell-out crowd at St. James’ Park on Sunday afternoon.