The team are angry now, says Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini

The Magpies sit bottom of the Premier League after failing to record a win in their first five games.

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has revealed to the Chronicle that anger is the main emotion within the squad following the Magpies’ dismal display against West Ham United.

The Hammers cruised to victory on Monday but hardly had to work for it, with Steve McClaren’s men failing to offer up much resistance, and Coloccini has outlined his disappointment with his side’s showing.

“I think all the team are angry now,” he said, in quotes published by the Chronicle.

“We try to look forward to the next game. I don’t care much about the position in the table, because it’s the beginning of the season and we have a long way to go.

“But I’m a bit disappointed (about the game), because we didn’t play well. We didn’t do the things that we’ve been doing for the last four games.

“I’m disappointed about that. We can’t accept the same problems we had last season,” he added.

Newcastle have failed to find the net in the Premier League since their opening day draw with Southampton, and kick-starting the Magpies’ attack will be McClaren’s focus in the coming days.

Defensively, Newcastle have shown signs of improvement – with the goalless draw at Old Trafford a real highlight – but now need the attacking side of their game to come to the fore.

Pressure will quickly start to mount on new signings Florian Thauvin and Aleksandar Mitrovic should they fail to produce soon, but getting them firing may not be easy.

A rethink in the way his team sets up is required from the Newcastle boss, with the midfield combination of Jack Colback and Vurnon Anita offering far too little in an attacking sense and Moussa Sissoko and Papisse Cisse in need of a spell on the sidelines.

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