Last Updated: Thu, 09 May 2013 12:57
Fabricio Coloccini says he is fully committed to Newcastle's relegation battle but has refused to pledge his future beyond that.
The Argentina international made it clear he wanted to leave St James' Park and return to his homeland in the January transfer window but Alan Pardew convinced him to stay until the end of the season.
Coloccini then picked up a back injury that has kept him on the sidelines for weeks and the influential defender has only just returned to action. There have been suggestions that Coloccini's mind is not on his game but the player has hit back and says his commitment to the club cannot be questioned.
The defender is refusing to say what the future holds but is determined to help keep the club in the Premier League.
"I heard that I wouldn't play because I wanted to leave and that I don't give 100%," Coloccini revealed. "I don't like to speak to the press too much because I'm like that.
"I try to speak on the pitch and I think on the pitch I can do the things well but I always give 100%. I love playing football. I don't think about what happens in my future - I just want to play."
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