Coloccini Looking At Life Away From Newcastle!
He signed for Newcastle in a £10 million-plus move from Spain, while Bassong signed from Metz for a small fee.
Coloccini: "Seb has been our best player. I don't know about the whole season, but in our last 10 or 12 games he has been very, very good.
"I had not heard of him before he came here. When I look at how well he has done, it is a big surprise.
"Today, I asked him if he has played for France.
"He said no, but I think in the next two or three months he will.
"Maybe I will play against him in the World Cup next year. I hope so, because he is a great player and a good person.
"I hope this season is unusual. Next year, the team should do better, as we have lots of good players here."