Jonas – ‘Colo Is The Commanding Voice Of The Locker Room’
Last season wasn’t great for either of our Argentine players, with various problems blighting them on and off the pitch.
However, what I don’t have any doubts on is their commitment when on the pitch.
Thankfully, one way or another it looks like Coloccini will be with us at least next season and Jonas has been playing tribute to his mate and captain when interviewed by goal.com;
“Colo is the captain and that is important, He’s the voice of the locker room and everyone respects him a lot.
He’s a great player and person, he’s essential for our defence, is our captain and the commanding voice.
Losing him could have been very difficult but football changes a lot, you can’t know what will happen. Today he’s here in Newcastle and hopefully will be for many years.”
As for his own future, Jonas’ non-stop running style has a sell by date, as even the player himself acknowledges;
I am 30 and begin to see the end because the guys who come in are younger and it makes everything more difficult. So I try to improve and I’ll start my sixth season here and enjoy it.
When I am 33 or 34 I’ll see if I am physically fit to hold my own at that level.
I want to return to Argentina (eventually), I have loved being with this club for many years but I also know you have to at 100%.”
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