Newcastle emerged with only one point from their home game against rock bottom Aston Villa but Fabricio Coloccini wasn’t downhearted.

He claimed that seven points out of nine is how you need to look at the situation, rather than the two dropped points against a hopeless looking Villa side.

Coloccini was also pleased to get his only his second goal in almost five years, the last one being at the Hawthorns last November, the one before that being all the way back in January 2011 against Tottenham.

The Newcastle Captain naturally felt that the conditions affected the quality of the game but accepts Villa were the better team in the second half.

After the game Coloccini gave a very rare TV interview, speaking to the club’s own TV channel he wished the fans merry Christmas and thanked them for their support as it ‘helps us every game to try and get points’. Obviously some of us aren’t trying/supporting hard enough considering the results in the last few years….

Fabricio Coloccini speaking to the club’s own TV channel:

“We are disappointed because playing at home we always have to try and take the three points.

“After the last two weeks, against Liverpool and Tottenham, it was a great opportunity to get another three points.

“We played better in the first half and they played better in the second half.”

‘Nice feeling to get first goal in over a year?’

“Yes, it is always nice when you can help the team to take a point. It is important because we are still going forward, we didn’t lose the game and it is still going to be important at the end of the year.”

‘What were the conditions like to play in?’

“It was a bit difficult, too much water on the pitch. That is why I think we couldn’t play much football but we tried.

“We got a point and if you look backwards then it is important as we took seven points from nine.”

‘Do you have a message for the Newcastle fans?’

“Yes, merry Christmas for the fans and thank you for the support because it is always massive for us, it helps us every game to try and get points.”