Newcastle defender Fabricio Coloccini has written a letter to the Magpies supporters following their poor run of form in the Premier League that threatens to see them relegation in the coming weeks if their fortunes fail to change, reports Sky
United recently lost 3-0 to Leicester City on the weekend, while finishing the game with nine men. It saw Newcastle dragged into the relegation dogfight, and was their eight consecutive defeat in the Premier League. They finished the weekend just two points above the drop zone with three games remaining to save their season.
Supporters vented their fury at the club owner Mike Ashley, who they feel has let the side down with his transfer dealings and lack of investment during his tenure. Interim manager John Carver has also received his share of criticism from the fans, and Coloccini took it upon himself to explain the situation.
The Argentinean centre-back somewhat asked for patience and empathy, while rallying the troops to perform in their remaining three games to ensure Newcastle retain their Premier League status. The North-East club have been relegation before only a few years ago now, so they will take nothing for granted.
“I don’t usually speak publicly, but I feel the responsibility to talk to all of you. On behalf of the squad we would like to apologise for the moment we are going through. Needless to say this is not anything intentional. Neither players nor staff would like to be in the position that we are in at the moment,” said Coloccini.
“This is as painful for us as it is for you, because when this team comes onto the pitch we do so with the intention of winning and to defend not just the colours of this club, not just our shirt, but also to represent thousands of fans, the whole city – a city that breathes, lives and loves football like no other city in England.”
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