Kinnear Says Language Barrier Is Xisco's Problem!

Last updated : 04 October 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor
The language barrier has not helped Xisco or fellow new boy Fabricio Coloccini settle in, and Kinnear has admitted that making his point to a dressing room full of so many foreign players is a new experience.
Kinnear: "Xisco has not found his form just yet, he probably needs a bit more first team experience. I think, to be honest, he was bought as one for the future.

"In an ideal world you'd probably ease him into the team but because of our situation, with the injuries and everything, we're really going to have him involved pretty heavily while I'm at the club.

"He's a good player and I'm sure he's got a great future at Newcastle - it's a great opportunity for him.

"Every manager has a way of motivating a player, telling them to do this or do that.

"I've told Xisco 'you're not making the runs, you're not getting to the near post - Damien Duff is putting all these crosses in and you've not been on the end of one of them'.

"So I stop training and I say 'Now, why are you there? Why aren't you attacking that run? Why are you outside the box when you're job is to be inside the box putting it in the net?' You can do that with an English player immediately."