Coloccini dedicates 1146 day shock to Jonas Gutierrez
Fabricio Coloccini has dedicated his first goal in 1146 days to Jonas Gutierrez.
The Newcastle Captain scored a great header from an even better cross by Daryl Janmaat to make the result against West Brom secure.
Coloccini admitted he couldn’t remember the last time he scored and no wonder, the 20 September 2011 was the last time, a dramatic winner in the last minute of extra time as United beat Nottingham Forest 4-3 in the League Cup.
The last Premier League goal was even further back, 22 January 2011, a great Coloccini finish earning a home draw with Tottenham.
Speaking to the official club website Fabricio Coloccini said;
“It has been a very good week for the team and a very good week Jonas too.
“I’m going to see him now, spend a few days with him and give him all the messages of support from his teammates, the staff, the club and the fans and the Club.”
This one is for Jonas;
“The goal was for him, it has been a great week for everybody.”
“It’s been a long time since I score a goal,too long. I can’t even remember when it was and it was nice to put that right.
“I just try to help the team to keep us going on this run.”
Enjoy the good times;
“We have had some bad moments but it’s important that we enjoy these times. I enjoyed celebrating with my teammates and in front of the fans and, more importantly, getting the win for the team.”
When you see Coloccini finishing like he did today, you wonder just how doesn’t he and many other Newcastle players score more goals.
Partly it is down to negative tactics employed much of the time but when Colo and Williamson, for example, go up for hundreds of corners and set-pieces every season, to never score is a blight on the coaching and the way the players attack, or rather don’t, the ball.
With nobody likely to score for fun in the team this season, it is imperative that Coloccini and the rest of the team join in and spread the goals and the love.
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