Coloccini today insisted that the Magpies can finish higher than the Mackems in the Premier League this season.
Fabricio Coloccini: “I hope we can finish higher in the league.
“There is still a long way to go in this season.
“We just have to keep working hard and get to the points tally we need then take it from there.
“Nothing has been decided yet, it is only January.
“We had three points, and in the last two minutes we lost two points. But we have to think about the 5-1 at home as well, and the fans know we are the better team.
“They played too many long balls, and I think all the team played well, but we’re disappointed.
“If we had taken three points, we could be talking about higher things, but the draw wasn’t bad.
“It’s a game away so you would normally take a point.
“Now we have Tottenham at home, and we must think of that game.”