The Magpies were 2-0 down at the break in the Premier League game against Leicester City away from home at the King Power Stadium.
John Carver’s side were staring at an eighth successive loss in the league, and defender Coloccini has explained how the players were feeling during the half-time interval.
“It was angry in the dressing room,” the Argentine told The Shields Gazette. “Everyone was angry at half time – the players and the manager as well.”
The Newcastle players could not channel their anger in the right way, though, as they conceded an early goal in the second half and eventually lost the game 3-0.
Moreover, the visitors ended the match with nine men following the dismissals of Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat in separate incidents.
Newcastle are now just two points above the Premier League relegation zone, and the situation is dire.
It is in the best interest of everyone related to the club that the players start regrouping and come up with a plan to arrest the current slide.
Although there are a number of teams who are struggling for survival in the Premier League, Newcastle cannot rely on them to drop points.