Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has come under some severe criticism this season but he’s had some good games as well as poor ones, but he hasn’t been consistent – just like Newcastle as a team have not been consistent.
Fabricio has played very well over the last couple of games which have been our best two performances so far this season in winning 2-0 against Liverpool at home and following that up with a great 2-1 win on the road at White Hart Lane last Sunday.
That’s the first time this season we have come back from being behind to win a game.
That win took us to 16 points from 16 games and up to 15th place in the league table and just above Champions Chelsea in what has been a weird season so far in the Premier League with Leicester City at the top of the league.
Fabricio Coloccini challenges Harry Kane on Sunday
On Sunday Newcastle came storming back in the second half after going 1-0 down to a poor Eric Dier goal we conceded shortly before half time.
Coloccini has talked about that happened that caused that great turnaround last time out:
“We changed our mentality as normally when we are losing games we have lost our heads and now I think we stay in the game and we found a goal.”
“Then we trusted in ourselves that we could win the game and we got ourselves the three points.” “We spoke about the first goal and how things could be changed. ”
“But I think Tottenham played well in the first half. We didn’t have much to do in the first half but we conceded from a set-play.”
“I think that’s why when we came into the changing room we knew that we could score, we said that and then we did it. Then we went for the three points.”
Newcastle now face bottom club Aston Villa at home on Saturday and the lads just have to turn up for that game and win it.
It’s the first of four games over the busy holiday period.
December Sat 19 17:30 H Aston Villa Sat 26 17:30 H Everton Mon 28 15:00 A WBA January Sat 02 15:00 A Arsenal
It will be interesting to see how many points we can pick up in those four games – two at home and two away.