Fabricio Coloccini has been interviewed before Newcastle’s game tonight at the Etihad Stadium, and he has revealed the family problem he had in January, and that he chose in the summer to continue to play for Newcastle United, rather than to return to Argentina, where his family is now located.
Fabricio Coloccini – wants to see out contract
This is what the Newcastle captain said in an interview in the Guardian:
“As you know, I had personal problems,” “I spoke with my family this summer and had to take a decision. I told them I’ve worked all my life to have my dream of playing at the top level of football.”
“It was a difficult conversation but they could understand that and that’s why I’m here now.” “I made my decision in the middle of the holidays. I am here now and I am happy.”
“My relationship with Newcastle was very important in making my decision. All the fans in the street, when they stopped me, they asked me to stay and those things sometimes make the difference.”
“Newcastle is a special club for me, of course. I’ve supported San Lorenzo since I was small but I feel something for Newcastle now. I’ve been here five years and the fans are amazing. I have a contract for a long time here and hopefully I can see out that contract.”
“I knew Pope Francis was a San Lorenzo fan. He has a season ticket and everything,” “You could tell he still really loves San Lorenzo when he spoke with us last week.”
“I shook hands with him. He is always speaking about San Lorenzo and so for me as a fan, it was amazing.”
Newcastle fans love to have great players on Tyneside, and even more than that, they want players who are committed to the Newcastle cause.
It’s probably fitting that Newcastle have a captain who has dedicated himself to Newcastle United, and wants to see out the remaining three years of his contract on Tyneside – but away from his family.
That’s some sacrifice and that’s some dedication to Newcastle for you.
It’s small wonder Colo is a folk hero on Tyneside.
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