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The Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has said that he is extremely delighted with the comparisons with the England legend Bobby Moore. The Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew recently compared the 29-year-old Argentine defender to the England legend Bobby Moore because they are extremely similar in the style of football. The Newcastle defender has now said that he is extremely happy to hear such comparisons. Fabricio Coloccini was one of the impressive players for Newcastle United in the recent 1-1 draw with arch rivals Sunderland. Newcastle managed to come out with a point, despite the fact that they were down to 10 men in the match.

Coloccini’s leadership skills were one of the important reasons for Newcastle to come out with a point from this match according to Alan Pardew. Even though he was heavily criticised during his first season with the club, he has been one of the main reasons for the ascendancy of the club from the Championship position to the fifth placed team in the Premier league last season. He is hoping to continue the good work at the club. Coloccini also said that he is right now playing the best football of his career and he cannot wait for the next game.

“I have to say thank you to the manager for that ­compliment, he was one of the best players ever to play for England. Of course, it would have been nice for him to say Daniel Passarella! I knew all about Bobby Moore. He is very famous in ­Argentina, and all over the world because he is one of the best ­footballers of all time. But my biggest hero is my father Osvaldo, because he played for 16 years in the first division in ­Argentina,” said Fabricio Coloccini. Newcastle have made an indifferent start to the new season.