Fabricio Coloccini has admitted that Newcastle’s form in 2014 has not been good enough.

The blatantly obvious statement comes from the Argentine’s interview with The Evening Chronicle, where he laments the loss of key players like Loic Remy and Mathieu Debuchy as a reason for the Magpies’ downfall.

Newcastle have picked up 13 points from 16 games in 2014, a slump that has seen them go from fifth to ninth in the Premier League table. The Geordies have also struggled in front of goal this year, having netted just seven goals since January.

Captain Coloccini said: “We are trying to win every game but our current form is not good enough”

“The fans are angry – we have to accept that. When you are not playing well, this is what happens.”

Newcastle have been missing key players in recent weeks and have struggled without them, losing their last five league games.

“Recently we’ve been missing some players through injury like Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko. It will be good to have them back once they are fit, they are top players.”

“But if you are playing badly then it doesn’t matter who is in your team. We have to start playing like a team again.” said the 32-year-old.