Danny Guthrie believes Newcastle will need to improve their game from last Saturday, if they are to do well inÂ Mallorca.
Danny Guthrie – settling in nicely
Doncaster got a sloppy late goal at the Keepmoat Stadium to get a good 1-0 win over the Premier League side.
Guthrie admitted it still hurt to lose against teams from lower divisions.
Guthrie is clear that Newcastle will need to improve their game big time from last Saturday if they are to beat Hertha Berlin and Real Mallorca to win the Summer Cup.
Danny said from the Balearic Islands today:
â€œIt will be a step up again here in Majorca.”
â€œThe class of teams improves and there is a different culture and weather conditions to deal with.”
â€œFor us this is definitely a big step up and we have to be ready for it.â€
Guthrie has been more than impressive in the two games Newcastle fans have seen the youngster play in, and he could turn out to be a pleasant surprise this season for the club.
In his first 8minutes he set up a goal for Duff ans then helped himself to another at Hartlepool United.
It appears that Guthrie will play some part in the opener against German side Hertha Berlin tomorrow night, and Argentine Jonas Gutierrez is expected to make his debut in that game.
â€œI am settling in better game by game. Iâ€™ve been learning how things are done at Newcastle.”
â€œI am enjoying it and getting to know my new team-mates.â€
Guthrie played well last season for Bolton Wanderers andÂ endured a tough relegation battle with Bolton finally doing well at the end to stay in the Premier league.
â€œThe main thing at this stage is match fitness.”
â€œSo we are looking to get as many minutes under our belts.â€
It should be a good game tomorrow night, to see how young Guthrie again performs, and of course it will be our very first look at 25 year-old Jonas Gutierrez.