Newcastle United fans have taken to social networking site Twitter to give their reaction to Fabricio Coloccini’s performance against Southampton on Sunday afternoon.
The Argentina international defender did not feature in any pre-season game for the Magpies due to an Achilles problem, but he started the Premier League match at St. James’ Park.
The centre-back played the entire 90 minutes, as the entertaining match finished in a 2-2 draw.
Newcastle fans, though, were far from impressed with the shift put in by the 33-year-old, who has been on the books of the Premier League outfit since 2008.
The former Deportivo La Coruna star struggled last season, as the Magpies almost got relegated from the Premier League to the Championship.
Coloccini did not look very comfortable against the Saints on Sunday, often looking slow in reading the game and lacking communication.
Following the match, Newcastle fans took to Twitter to have their say on the performance of Coloccini against Southampton and urged the club to sign a replacement for him this month.
Below are some of the best comments:
Regardless of any new CB we bring in, Coloccini will be first choice. I don't like it, but that's the reality #nufc— Christopher Steele (@ChrisSteele90) August 10, 2015
Happy with the performance from #nufc Mbemba & Wijnaldum very impressive, still worried about Coloccini though— Mike Lee (@MichaelLee_94) August 9, 2015
I'm still not convinced by Coloccini. Yes he's lacking match fitness, but he's slow on the turn. #NUFC— Samuel Douglas (@sldouglas88) August 9, 2015
Coloccini needs to be replaced, showing more signs of rustiness #NUFC— Newcastle United (@Newscastle_Utd) August 9, 2015
Losing Anita changed the game today. Once again the inability of coloccini to organise the defence or defend himself is a problem #nufc— David Amos (@daveanufc83) August 9, 2015
Impressed with that performance today. Wouldn't mind us replacing Coloccini though! #NUFC— Niall (@NiallCarrrr) August 9, 2015
If I called a plumber to fix my tap and he didn't know what he was doing, i wouldn't call him again.So why do we still pick coloccini? #Nufc— Thomas (@Tom_Rigg) August 9, 2015