Video: Georginio Wijnaldum beats Fabricio Coloccini with wonderful piece of skill in Newcastle training

Newcastle United are currently in Spain on warm weather training.

Newcastle United midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum has been videoed skilfully beating Fabricio Coloccini in training.

Newcastle are currently in La Manga participating in some warm weather training, as manager Steve McClaren aims to refine any faults in his current squad ahead of their vital matches to come.

One of the drills that the Magpies participated in today was an attack versus defence exercise.

McClaren tasked Newcastle’s attacking players to beat one defender, before having to put the ball beyond the goalkeeper. And Wijnaldum excelled by producing a clever piece of skill to trick Coloccini, before finishing well from a tight angle.

Coloccini did at least restore some credibility later in the session, by scoring in a practice match.


Newcastle need for this current block of training to have a big impact on their squad, as they are in serious danger of being relegated with time running out.

The Magpies have failed to improve enough since the January transfer window to climb out of the relegation zone, and they currently occupy 18th spot in the Premier League table.

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