The 31-year-old struggled initially after moving to the Magpies before establishing himself as a key player and believes the club’s recent buys are only going to get better
Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Mathieu Debuchy, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran all arrived midway through the season as Magpies boss Alan Pardew looked to strengthen his struggling squad.
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Coloccini initially struggled to settle but he believes it’s not unusual to get off to a slow start in new surroundings.
"That's normal," he told reporters. "The same happened with me - the first year was very difficult.
"But I think the players who came, they are doing very well. It's quicker and maybe they feel a bit tired but it's normal. And next year they will be better for it."
Newcastle face Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.