Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini will lead out the Newcastle side at White Hart Lane tomorrow night, in an effort to reach the semi-finals of a Cup competition for the first time since 2000.
Fabricio Coloccini – hopefully we can do it
Newcastle still have nine injuries to the squad, with only perhaps Mehdi Abeid having any chance of coming back before next year – with Rolando Aarons having suffered another setback in trying to recover from his hamstring strain, so he may not be back any time soon.
Fabricio Coloccini had this to say today in the Chronicle:
“For us it is a dream, it is unbelievable.” “We need to think about the game in 90 minutes and try to beat them.”
“For us it is very important. We’re thinking only about Tottenham for now.” “It’s very important for us, the city and the club. Hopefully we can do it.”
Newcastle did not have a good outing at the Emirates on Saturday, and we hope it was just a bad day at the office.
If we are to get through to the semi-finals tomorrow night, and join Chelsea and Sheffield United in the semi-finals, then we have to be at or near the top of our game.
League One side Sheffield United surprisingly beat a slumping Southampton side 1-0 at home, and Chelsea beat Derby County 3-1 at the Pride Park Stadium.
As for the Newcastle starting eleven we have an inkling that Steven Taylor will come back in to partner Colo at the back, and of course Moussa Sissoko will start the game too.
This is the side we think Alan will start tomorrow night:
Dummett Taylor (S) Coloccini (c) Haidara
Gouffran Perez Ameobi
Subs: Woodman Williamson Anita Vuckic Armstrong Cabella Riviere
Colo has it exactly right – this game is very important for the players, the fans, the city and the club – hopefully the lads can make us proud tomorrow night.
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