The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has said that the Argentine defender Fabricio Coloccini did not intend to hurt the Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez in a match between Newcastle United and Liverpool at Anfield. The match finished as a 1-1 draw, but the recuperations have continued since then.
The defender Fabricio Coloccini has been claimed to have hurt the Uruguay striker purposely in the bit to injure him, but that has been dismissed immediately by the manager Alan Pardew. He has also said that Newcastle will be considering the prospect of appealing against the red card received by the player.
The 30-year-old Argentine defender received only his second marching orders since arriving in English football many seasons ago, and Alan Pardew has said that he is not the kind of player who will go out and intentionally injure a player.
He has said that he is also not bothered about the criticism from other people, and is also not looking for the captain to, with a public apology. It is expected that Fabricio Coloccini will make it into the starting line-up for the Europa league match against Bruges as he will not be available for the next three Premier league encounters.
“I’m not bothered about anyone else’s criticism. Colo is fine, he doesn’t have to apologise. In my book he is a fantastic captain and a player who has carried that mantle with great honour. One mistimed tackle, whether you think it was intentional or not, some angles suggest not, should not stain what has been a fantastic period for him That is why he is back in the Argentina squad,” said the Newcastle manager. Alan Pardew will also be without Cheick Tiote for the match against West Ham United during the weekend. Newcastle have just one victory in the last five matches.