Former NUFC skipper Fabricio Coloccini has admitted to ‘missing Newcastle a lot’ in an interview with Stan Collymore in Argentina – although admits he is ‘really happy’ to be back home with his family in his homeland.
The 36-year-old ended his eight-year stint on Tyneside in the summer of 2016, returning to Argentina in the form of top flight side San Lorenzo.
This dream move back home looked like turning sour last summer, however, with him being told to find a new club by former San Lorenzo boss Diego Aguirre after a season full plagued with injuries.
Thankfully, he’s fought his way back from several back injuries and has found himself back in the San Lorenzo team once again – playing the full 90 in the last four games for the side 4th in the Argentinian Primera Division.
Speaking to Stan Collymore after their recent 1-1 draw with Boca Juniors, here’s what he had to say when reflecting on his NUFC exit and return to Argentina:
“I’m really happy to be back home with my family. Of course, I miss Newcastle a lot.
“The atmosphere here is different, but I’m just as happy to play here as I was back home. Over there you have fans cheering you for 90 minutes straight.
“The difference is very noticeable, you can feel it for the whole match.”
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) March 8, 2018
Great to hear from Fabricio, who clearly still holds a special place in his heart for Newcastle. He may have faded badly in his final years, but he was without doubt one of the best centre-backs we’ve had in the Premier League era on his day.
We’re not so sure about the new beard (sorry Fabricio!), but it’s great to see him enjoying life back in his homeland.
To hear what Fabricio had to say himself, see Collymore’s chat with Colo at 21 minute mark via the clip below: