Young Steven Taylor is becoming a regular at talking to the press it seems,Â and today he talks with the Newcastle Evening Chronicle about his new colleague, Argentine Jonas Gutierrez.
Jonas Gutierrez – seems a great player and quite a character
Steven thinks the fighting qualities of the Argentine international Jonas Gutierrez will instantly win over the Newcastle faithful, once they get a look at the new singing.
Of course Steven is renowned for his own do-or-die attitude in a Newcastle United shirt, and when he plays for the team, you can tell he grew up in the area just worshiping the club – like a lot of the rest of us.
Steven is himself really looking forward to this coming season, when we hope he will cement his place at the heart of the Newcastle defense, with some consistent and dominant performances.
Gutierrez was well liked, to say the least, by Real Mallorca fans and apparently he was even nicknamed Forrest Gump because the player simply doesnâ€™t stop running during games.
That’s a good sign, and when we have Milner and Gutierrez playing together, it will be interesting to see how many combined miles the two of them will get through in a game.
Taylor, the England Under-21 captain told the Evening Chronicle:
â€œHe puts himself about as well, and one thing Newcastle fans like, is someone that works hard and puts a few tackles in.”
â€œIf he can do that, he’ll be great for us.â€
Taylor will again probably play the full game at Doncaster Roversâ€™ Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after putting in a solid game against Hartlepool last Saturday.
Newcastle will still be without Senegal international Abdoulaye Faye, and Cameroon international Geremi, who are still having some rest after their World Cup qualifying games in the summer.
And Habib Beye, who was the Newcastle Player of the Season, in his very first campaign last year, is still not 100% fit due to calf problems, and wisely will not be risked.