Coloccini Insists He Is Staying At Newcastle
With each transfer window bringing further speculation about his future, Fabricio Coloccini has announced he will be still at Newcastle United next season.
The United Captain turns 33 in January and has two years left on his contract, if on top form then the Argentinian is clearly a huge asset to the club but his form has matched the general demise of the team in the second half of the season.
“I am going to be here for sure.
“I had personal problems and sometimes it is tough, you have to decide between work and the problems.
“Sometimes it is too difficult. Now it is finished and next season I’ll be here, I am looking forward to improving. We want the best for Newcastle United.
“This season we finished top ten and maybe we’ll bring some players in.
“We’ll always try to improve, we’ll try to do well and finish top eight, or something like that.
We understand the fans and we know we didn’t do well in the last 2 or 3 months, we’ve got to accept that and be honest on the pitch.
“We’ve always got to give the same, 100% like against Cardiff.”
When he refers to the conflict between work and family problems as now ‘finished’, we can only wonder exactly what that means.
However, the only important thing as fans is his relationship with Newcastle United and what he does or doesn’t produce.
Talk of aiming for top eight, it would be nice to believe that one there’d be a convincing plan for the club to improve year on year, rather than the current situation of apparently surviving season by season.
Manager, Captain and players were promised a bonus if they finished top ten this season, it will be interesting to see if next year’s bonus is indeed on production of a top eight finish, or higher preferably.
Or will it be simply another survival bonus?
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