Coloccini targets silverware
Newcastle captain happy to sign new long-term contract
Last Updated: 03/03/12 12:43pm
Fabricio Coloccini: Newcastle captain hopes to win a trophy after signing a new contract
Fabricio Coloccini is hoping to lead Newcastle United to silverware after signing a new four-year contract at St James' Park.
The Newcastle captain, along with goalkeeper Tim Krul, provided the club with a major boost on Saturday by ending any doubts about his future.
Argentina defender Coloccini was delighted to have secured his future, and immediately set his sights on rewarding the fans with a trophy.
He said: "We have now a long term to look forward and do things well to bring something good for the fans.
"We have now a long term to look forward and do things well to bring something good for the fans. I hope in these four years, we can win something for them and for the club"
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"I hope in these four years, we can win something for them and for the club.
"All the players want to do better for the club. We are doing really well and we have to keep going like this."
The Magpies currently lie in sixth place in the Premier League table after building on a flying start to the campaign, to the surprise of many outside the club.
Coloccini said: "I am not surprised because we have confidence in our team, but from where we were two years ago, now we are fighting for a position at the top of the table.
"We have to keep going, working harder and hopefully at the end of the season speak about Europe."
Attention now turns to Sunday's derby clash with Sunderland and the attempt to make a good week even better.
Coloccini said: "Every derby is very important, and more so in the situation we are in.
"I hope we can win the game and give a happy Sunday to the fans."