Fabricio Coloccini has been interviewed by the Newcastle Journal today, and the Newcastle captain says he’s not worried about Newcastle’s attacking prowess or lack thereof.
Colo in action on Monday – he’s the one on the right with the hair
Newcastle were outplayed for long stretches of the game at Loftus Road on Monday evening, and that brought some criticism from Newcastle fans, that we may not have enough attacking flair in the ranks.
But Fabricio thinks that’s far from the truth as he said today:
“I do not have any worries about our attacking,” “I know we have a side that is capable of creating chances and scoring goals and you will see that in the next few games.”
“It was difficult on Monday because I thought QPR played a very good game and prevented us from creating too many chances.”
“They pressured the ball very well. But I don’t think there is any issues in terms of us creating things – we scored three goals in the two games before that.”
“We have very good creative players. We have strong attackers and strong midfielders.” “I really don’t think there will be a problem in terms of scoring.”
“Things have been good so far but we’re not getting carried away,” “It is still very early, but we had a good start last season and that helped us and the same thing has happened again.”
“It has given us something to build on in the next few weeks and I hope we keep going and taking points.” “Our home form will be important, but it is always good when you are doing well in away games as well.”
Colo’s right that it’s still very early in the season, and most Newcastle fans would think 4th place is not a reasonable measure of the ability of the current Newcastle side.
The goal for the season is officially a top half finish, and there have been some good things to take out of the first five games of this season, great team spirit and some excellent defending being just two of them.
And it’s easier these days not to get too carried away with things, after the torture of being relegated two years ago, which brought massive realism to both the club and to its supporters.
We do expect manager Alan Pardew to make some changes to the starting line-up for the game at Villa Park on Saturday, to try to get more attacking power and creativity moving forward.
Maybe Dan Gosling and even young Sammy Ameobi could get a start in the side.
A draw would be a very decent result against Villa, who are like Newcastle and unbeaten so far this season in their five games.
What do you think?