English Premier League side, Newcastle United, are on the brink of going on relegation as the season moves to an end.
United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has refused to admit defeat in the fight against relegation, even though Sunderland could condemn their Tyne-Wear rivals to the Championship tomorrow evening. The Ex-player was very frustrated with the draw at Villa Park on Saturday, the same setting where he was part of a Magpies team which lost Premier League status seven years ago.
The 34-year-old, who has not played since February 13 because of injury, travelled with the squad in the hope of playing a part behind the scenes in a result that might have edged them closer to safety.
“It’s really difficult. I tried to return early (from injury), and that’s why I got injured again.
“Now, I just try to help from outside and try to tell them that we have to believe, because we still have a chance. Always, when a chance is there, you have to fight.”
The player tried keeoing up with the optimisim when he said:
“It was really disappointing at Villa. It was a big chance for us to win, but we didn’t create too much.
“We created a few chances, but couldn’t score. We still have a chance and we still believe we can stay in the Premier League.”
The team were unbeaten in their last five matches which was an improvement for the team. Coloccini said:
“We have to think about winning against Tottenham and wait for other results. I thought, before this game, we had a great chance. But we couldn’t do it.
“Now we have one chance, and we have to try to win and stay up.”
Benitez has a clause enabling him to walk away at the end of the season if Newcastle go down and has offered no assurances over his future with the club.