Coloccini admits goal delight
Defender Fabricio Coloccini admits he was thrilled with his crucial stoppage time equaliser for Newcastle.
Last Updated: 18/10/10 3:55pm
Defender Fabricio Coloccini admits he was thrilled with his crucial stoppage time equaliser for Newcastle on Saturday.
The South American headed home a last-gasp goal to snatch a vital point for the Magpies at home against Wigan.
Substitute Shola Ameobi launched Newcastle's fightback with a second-half strike after a brace from former Toon winger Charles N'Zogbia had put the Latics 2-0 up before the break.
Argentina international Coloccini was delighted to complete the response, particularly in front of the St James' Park faithful.
"I am very happy to score such an important goal," Coloccini told ChronicleLive. "We don't want to lose home games."
Colocinni, who stood in for absent captain Kevin Nolan on Saturday, felt his goal held more weight given he was wearing the skipper's armband when he scored it, adding: "To do so as captain was even better.
"It was like a present for me to be captain.
"It's an important role because you're the boss on the pitch, and that's an honour. I have to say thank you not only to the manager but also to my team-mates.
"I would like to keep the armband - but I think they need it for the next game so I had to give it back!"