Coloccini And Xisco Have No Newcastle Regrets

After moving from Deportivo La Coruña to Newcastle United at the beginning of the season, Fabricio Coloccini and Xisco could be forgiven for thinking that they had made a mistake, but the pair are enjoying their time on Tyneside.
Fabricio Coloccini and Xisco are both adamant that they made the right move by joining Newcastle United last summer and are enjoying themselves in England despite the club's struggles.

The former Deportivo pair were signed when Kevin Keegan was manager at St James' Park and have had differing fortunes during their first few months on Tyneside.

While Coloccini has become a regular in the team, Xisco has endured a run of injuries that has seen his chances of playing regularly become strictly limited.

"This experience is new for me and I am in a great club. Also, I am learning English," Coloccini told the Xornal de Galicia.

"I am in a similar situation to the one I was in last season at Depor where I am playing in nearly every game and that is important.

"Now we have to move away from the bottom half of the table as soon as possible."

Xisco's bad luck has not dampened his enthusiasm, and he is confident that he will prove to Newcastle that they were right to sign him from Deportivo.

"I have lived through worse situations. With hard work anything is possible. I am confident that I can succeed in England and am learning from it all the time," he explained.

Both players have fond memories of their times at Deportivo and Xisco has even ensured that he is able to follow the Galician club's fortunes in England.

"I have installed a Spanish satellite system in England to be able to continue seeing Depor and I really enjoy watching them. I see all their games," he continued.

"Of course I am going to follow the team because I could never forget my time there.

"Now I think that they can go a long way in Europe because they are playing well at the moment."

Coloccini has not ruled out re-signing for the Spanish league outfit later in his career as he too also enjoyed his time at Riazor.

"I would love to go back there one day," he added.

Lucas Brown, Goal.com