Newcastle captain Coloccini has probably nor talked enough during Newcastle’s latest slump, but when he is interviewed he comes across well and says the right thing, and he’s been interviewed again today.
Fabricio Coloccini - fans need more from us
The news after Newcastle’s fourth successive loss at Stoke on Saturday was that Colo was involved in a dressing room inquiry into how we have lost our last four games and conceded 12 goals in the process and not managed to score ourselves.
This is what Coloccini has told the Shields Gazette today:
“We have played poorly the last few games,” “We lost again. We’re disappointed for the fans. They need more from us.”
“We have to think that we’re playing for the shirt and we always have to give 100%. “Sometimes we can’t play well. Sometimes we’re poor, like the last few games.”
“We always give 100%, but we have to improve.” “We have lots of injured players – and they are top players, of course – but we are not playing well.”
“You can have the best players in the world, but if you’re not playing well, you don’t create good chances and it’s difficult to win.”
“It’s a bad period, and we have to look forward and improve.”
Newcastle have four games to play two tough away games at Arsenal and Liverpool, and two winnable home games against the two South Wales clubs, Swansea and Cardiff, who are both fighting relegation.
Two wins in those games could see Newcastle on 52 points and there would be a decent chance we would be in 8th place and at worst 9th place – if we can get those 6 points.
The season has been getting away from Newcastle since the turn of the year, so it would be really good if we can finish fairly strongly – and that starts with beating Swansea City on Saturday at home.
However if things don’t go well in that game, we could see more banners unfurled in favor of Alan Pardew getting fired, but his dismissal is unlikely to happen, just as long as Newcastle finish in the top ten in the league – which was the target this season.
And that looks almost certain to be the case, as we are 9 points above 11th placed West Ham, with just four games to play.
What do you think?