We will hear a lot more from Fab Coloccini then we have done since he was made captain by Alan Pardew in the summer of 2011, after Kevin Nolan left for West Ham.
And the captain pulls no punches today in an interview in which he says Monday night’s performance just wasn’t good enough, and Newcastle have to cut out the mistakes and start putting some wins up on the board.
Good action shot of Fab Coloccini at Upton Park
This is what Fabricio has said in the Chronicle today:
“We now have three home games and we can’t accept what happened at West Ham.” “We must try to get points and wins in the next few games.”
“We see games against West Ham and Watford as teams in ‘our league’ who we should be taking points from, so it’s disappointing.” “We must try to avoid the same mistakes going forward.”
“For us, we can’t afford to have our heads down so we must look forward and get some points.” “We didn’t do what we’ve been doing in the first four games in the Premier League.”
“I’m frustrated about that.” “We want to try to do the same things as we did in the first four games.”
“We don’t want to go back to what was happening last season and we have to adjust this quickly, and make sure it doesn’t happen again on Saturday against Watford.”
“Last season we made mistakes without the ball and it’s something we need to stop.” “We need to eliminate the mistakes and learn from it.”
Those are good words from the captain.
Certainly the fans are worried after the poor performance against West Ham, and hope we are not going to have a fourth poor season in a row, after we did so well to finish 5th in 2012.
Newcastle have three successive games at home against Watford, Sheffield Wednesday (League Cup third round) and then Chelsea.
We have a chance to win all three – and remember we have beaten Chelsea for the last three seasons in this fixture, and Jose Mourinho has never won at St. James’ Park.
A win is what we need against Watford on Saturday, to get us off to a good start.