‘Angry’ Fabricio Coloccini doesn’t care about league position yet

Fabricio Coloccini
Fabricio Coloccini

Fabricio Coloccini says it will be a case of anger management at Newcastle United ahead of Saturday’s home game against Watford.

The players are “angry” at themselves after Monday night’s dismal 2-0 defeat at Upton Park, according to captain Coloccini.

I think all the team are angry now

Fabricio Coloccini

Steve McClaren’s side rock-bottom side are without a win in their opening five Premier League games.

And Coloccini says the players are determined to put things right against Watford.

“I think all the team are angry now,” said Coloccini. “We try to look forward to the next game.”

Newcastle have not scored in almost seven hours of football.

Coloccini, however is not concerned by the league table – yet.

But what did trouble the 33-year-old was Newcastle’s performance in east London, where Coloccini and his team-mates never got to grips with Dimitri Payet, who scored both the home side’s goals.

Head coach McClaren felt the “organisation, discipline and defending” wasn’t good enough.

And Coloccini said: “I don’t care much about the position in the table, because it’s the beginning of the season and we have a long way to go.

“But I’m a bit disappointed (about the game), because we didn’t play well.

“We didn’t do the things that we’ve been doing for the last four games.

“I’m disappointed about that. We can’t accept the same problems we had last season.”

Newcastle’s players arrived at Upton Park less than an hour before kick-off after getting stuck in traffic, and the club’s 2,200-strong support also endured a difficult journey to the final league fixture between the two sides at the stadium.

Coloccini was grateful for the backing the team got in the capital.

And he hopes Newcastle can repay them on Saturday against newly-promoted Watford.

“They’ve been fantastic,” said Coloccini, who signed a new contract in the summer. “They support the team, and hopefully (on Saturday) we can do something for them.”