The Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini, who was named last night in the PFA Team of the Year, has said that Newcastle are fighting for a dream.
Fab Coloccini – Newcastle’s experienced and very cool captain
Fab says that Newcastle’s target had been the Europa League, but now Newcastle have qualified for that, since the lowest they can now finish in the league table in 6th, and that team makes the Europa League this season.
Newcastle have won six games in a row for the first time since the heady days of Kevin Keegan and the Entertainers back in 1996.
And 4th place in the league table is the highest Newcastle have been, since the great Sir Bobby Robson managed his home-town club to 3rd place back in 2003.
Coloccini has come out today and said Newcastle are now fighting for a dream:
“Our objective was the Europa League, but now we have a dream, so why not fight for this?” “We have arrived here in this position as a team. Papiss, Demba Ba, Yohan – whoever scores, it’s good for the team.”
“That’s the most important thing: the team.” “We don’t have one Maradona, one Messi. The importance is placed on the group, and that’s why we are where we are now.”
“We can’t think too far ahead, instead just try to play the game and keep going like this, and then when we finish the season we can see how we did.” “We’re very happy because we’re doing well, we’re playing well now, so now is the time to enjoy this.”
“When we play at home and we score early, it’s good for us because then we can keep the ball. We know when we have to attack, when we have to clear the ball and we can play with width.
“Now we have a very tough game against Wigan, because they’re playing very well, but we’re always confident.”
Over the last couple of months or so we must say it’s all seemed like a dream, with almost everything going right for Newcastle, both on and off the field.
Not only has Alan Pardew created an excellent side, with top-class team spirit and camaraderie, but the financial side of things at Newcastle also seems to be in excellent shape, for the first time for a long time.
Coloccini has been an excellent captain at the back for Newcastle in his first season as captain, and his cool experienced approach to things has certainly helped the Newcastle side this season.
The 30 year-old has been capped 34 times by Argentina, and he has thoroughly deserved to be in the PFA Team of the Year.
Coloccini says the lads are going for a dream – to qualify for the Champions League – and most of us are already in dreamland, such has been the unexpected and great success of Newcastle United this season.
All Newcastle have to do now is to keep their feet firmly on the ground - and try to win each of the last four games of the season.
If the lads can do that, then this season has certainly been a miracle – no doubt about that.
Howay The Lads!!