Newcastle United secured the much awaited first victory for interim manager John Carver in the 3-0 victory against Hull City. After three successive defeats in the league under Carver, this victory came as a welcome relief for the team in many ways.
Defender and captain Fabricio Coloccini was also extremely delighted with the clean sheet, which was the first for the club since the win over QPR back in November. After this important result, Coloccini says that it is vital that the club go in search of their first home victory under Carver. Stoke City are the visitors to St James’s Park this weekend.
Home form will be very crucial for teams looking to finish in the top half of the table and Newcastle have not won in front of their own supporters since December. The exit of Alan Pardew has left a major void in the team, but Carver was recently confirmed as the manager until the end of the season. Stoke have been highly inconsistent under Mark Hughes this campaign. They have been able to spring some surprise away results, but the injury to Bojan Krkic comes as a major blow. Coloccini has once again said that every player in the squad has complete faith in Carver’s abilities.
“I tell you, we trust in the staff we have now. We are with them. We are going to push on all together.When John took over it was not the best situation for us. We were losing but now it is different. We have picked up a result.All the players are working very hard during the week on tactics and shape and I think we showed that on the pitch in the second half against Hull. We took advantage of the space they left when we counter-attacked,” said Coloccini.