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Coloccini - I Don't want To Be Another Statistic
Published : 27 May 2012 11:08:56
Fabricio Coloccini says he wants to follow Bobby Moncue and WIN something at Newcastle.
Coloccini has met Bobby Moncur on many occasions and he too wants to get his hands on a trophy.
Coloccini, who played in the Champions League for AC Milan, sees Europe’s second-tier tournament a fantastic chance to make people take notice of NUFC.
Fabricio Coloccini: “We finished fifth, and deservedly so, and are really looking forward to the Europa League.
“I know Newcastle United have a strong history of European football and even won the UEFA (Fairs) Cup in the 1960s.
"I have met Bobby Moncur, who I know was captain at that time, and that must have been a great period for the club.
"There are not many clubs who can say they have won a European trophy, we should be proud that we are one of them – it is a tremendous achievement in any era.
“Just look at the teams in the Europa League last season, there were some real top-quality sides.
“And the final itself (between Athletic Bilbao and winners Atletico Madrid) was a game I watched and really enjoyed. It shows to me what we will be up against next season.
“It is a challenge that awaits us come August and I know the whole club is really looking forward to seeing who our first opponents are.”