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Team effort can push us towards Champions League - Newcastle's Coloccini

Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini insists it will take a team effort for the club to secure a top-four finish this season.

The defender said that with the Toon's Europa League goal achieved, the club will now look towards the Champions League but has made it clear that it won't come with individual efforts.

"Our objective was the Europa League, but now we have a dream, so why not fight for this?" the Argentine told reporters.

"We have arrived here in this position as a team. Papiss [Cisse], Demba [Ba], Yohan [Cabaye] - whoever scores, it's good for the team. That's the most important thing: the team.

"We don't have one Maradona, one [Lionel] Messi. The importance is placed on the group, and that's why we are where we are now.

"We can't think too far ahead, instead just try to play the game and keep going like this, and then when we finish the season we can see how we did."

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