The experienced Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has told The Sun in an interview today, that he expects Newcastle to carry on from their exploits of last season and be challenging near the top of the league, and also challenge the other big clubs in England for honors in the coming season.
Colocinni plotting strategy with Carver and Stone
Let’s to beat Man U 5-0 this season…
The Newcastle trophy drought stretches back to May of 1969 when Newcastle won the old Inter-City Fairs Cup, with Bobby Moncur the captain, and so it would be excellent if Newcastle can end that dry spell in the season ahead.
And Fabricio is not interested at all in what the critics think, as this is what he told The Sun:
“I’m not interested what the critics think — we are no one-season wonders.” “I accept the Premier League is becoming far more competitive and challenging at the top end of the table is becoming increasingly difficult.”
“But we are confident that more success lies ahead. Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in England and therefore we should be challenging for major honors.”
“We don’t feel under any more pressure because of what we achieved last season. If anything, we are relishing the season ahead. Our success has brought with it greater confidence and more determination to do better.”
“Last season we more than demonstrated we are a side that can challenge the bigger teams. Up to the last day of the season we were challenging for Champions League football.”
“It wasn’t achieved by chance, either. Over the season we showed great consistency and our goal this season is to better that success.” “I don’t expect things to change.”
“The likes of Manchester City, Man United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and ourselves will be fighting for the four available Champions League places.”
“I’d expect the club to strengthen the squad as well so, with some new players coming in and the current confidence that exists throughout the club, why shouldn’t we be optimistic?”
Certainly confidence played a big part in last season’s campaign, as Newcastle went to places like Chelsea and Stoke with a plan to win the game, and that’s exactly what they did, and gone are the days when we show up at away grounds and just try to get a point and defend from the first whistle.
Of course to win tough away games you have to have a tough mentality and some good players too, and that’s what Newcastle had last year, and if we can keep out top players over the summer, we should have an even stronger squad this season, and then anything is possible.
Howay The Lads!!