In the video footage on ESPN, Coloccini said the following;
“I didn’t regret it because I think family comes first, I think I did everything I could and wrote it down in a letter.
Sometimes third parties don’t understand you, or contracts become more important than your personal life. I also understand though that this is what contracts are for, you have to respect them”.
Nothing much that we didn’t know already and despite the PR attempts at the end of the window to smooth things over, this latest Coloccini interview simply reaffirms the fact that sadly only Newcastle’s (quite rightly) tough stance on our captain’s contractual position kept Colo at Newcastle.
The most important thing though, as always, is what any player does on the pitch and happily Coloccini has put his personal issues to one side and is putting together his best run of form so far this season.
The fact we have added some much needed extra decent players in January hasn’t done any harm and Colo also reflected on this in his interview;
“Some good new players have arrived who add positive things to the team. With the bigger squad we will be able to cope with the Europa League as well”.