The Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has come out and told his team that we cannot have another season fighting relegation, but if mistakes are made like they were made against Hull City on Saturday, then that’s what could happen.
Fabricio Coloccini – angry at what happened
Colo has revealed there was a lot of anger and frustration in the dressing room after the 3-2 defeat to Hull, and some schoolboy defending from Newcastle gifted Hull City all of their three goals.
So what should have been a fairly comfortable win, with Newcastle twice going ahead in the game though Loic Remy, turned out to be a shocking defeat at home.
This is what Colo told the local papers:
“There were bad feelings – frustration, anger, and everything you’d expect.” “It’s difficult to speak about it because a lot of things happened on the pitch that I’m angry about.”
“We had a great, great chance to take three more points at home against a newly promoted team. It was a great opportunity. If we want to be serious about being in the top 10, or look to bigger things in the Premier League, we have to start to take the chances we have.”
“If not, we’re going to have problems. We do not want to be like we were last season.” “We ended the season fighting against relegation, and we can’t have that again. So we have to look at our mistakes and keep going.” “When we have chances to beat teams like Hull, we have to take them.”
Newcastle now play Leeds United in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Wednesday night at home, and that’s the first opportunity to put things right, although we expect to see players like Elliot, Williamson, Dummett, Gosling, Gouffran, Tiote and Sammy Ameobi all get starts in this game.
Then we have a tough game at Everton next Monday night, but we have to improve our performance over last Saturday, otherwise we will have no chance of picking up anything at Goodison Park.
The next few games will be an important period for this Newcastle team.
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