Some good words from the Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini on the Newcastle web-site today – and just reading what he says – you wouldn’t think he could be leaving the club this summer – but perhaps we are reading too much into it.
Coloccini – leading the training at Newcastle – please stay!
This is what Colo said today:
“It was disappointing to lose, of course, but they were fighting for the Champions League while we didn’t play for anything, just trying to get three points for the fans.”
“But I think Sunday was a very good game because maybe we showed that we can fight against the big teams. We have to prepare for next season and play like we did on Sunday: to be compact and aggressive.”
“I think next season, if the team play like that, we can be higher in the table.”
That doesn’t sound like a man who would be leaving the club this summer, but of course you never can tell.
But it would be a huge coup if Newcastle can persuade the captain to stay on Tyneside.
It’s obvious he is a leader on and off the field for Newcastle, and he’s been missed big time this year with that back injury he picked up against Southampton, and of course he’s been captain now for two years since Kevin Nolan left for West Ham.
Colo’s house party last week – forging team spirit at Newcastle
We really hope Colo will stay at Newcastle, and it would be a huge lift if Newcastle can announce early in the summer that Colo is staying.
That would give the fans a much-needed lift, and with Colo in the team, he could certainly lead us to another top six finish next season.
What do you think?
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