Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez, Newcastle’s two Argentine Internationals, were the two best Newcastle players on Saturday, at least according to our Man of the Match poll – which is positioned down the right hand side of the home page.
Fabricio Coloccini – he’s scored again – it must be his birthday!
Fabricio put in another almost flawless performance against top side Spurs, and Jonas produced some great energy and runs down that left wing, and had a terrific struggle with Alan Hutton.
This is what the 20 times capped Argentine said about his close friend, Fabricio, today:
“I know Colo very well and he is having a really good season.” “The defense in the last few games has been really strong.”
“That is really good for the team, but for him he has certainly been one of the best players of the season – if not the best.”
“It is not a surprise to me just how well he’s doing.” “I know how he played when he was in Spain and he was one of the best defenders in La Liga.”
“People in Spain know how he can play. But for me, it is normal to see him play like this.” “He has played like this for most of his life.”
“He hardly missed a game for Deportivo la Coruna, he played the full season and in every minute.” “If you saw him play then you would see similarities.”
That’s one of the real positives of Fab, in that he is very rarely injured, and can play game in game out – and that’s probably exactly what Alan Pardew will have him doing.
We suppose Steven Taylor and the ever improving Mike Williamson fighting it out to play alongside Coloccini. and what a buy that Mike Williamson has been for just £1M, and we still think he continues to improve – amazing.
It seems the Newcastle players may see some success ahead for the club, and certainly the way the lads have performed this season, things are looking much better than we ever thought they would, at this stage of the season.
Think of the buzz on Tyneside if the lads hadn’t conceded those two injury time equalizers over the last two games – we’d have had 4 wins this year with 8 goals scored and zippo conceded.
Things are starting to look up at the club.