David Ginola wasn’t on Tyneside long, but he displayed a thrilling brand of attacking play, which the rest of the country only took real notice of, when he finally moved to London club Tottenham Hotspur.
Jonas Gutierrez – another Ginola? – yes and no
Suddenly they discovered a player with mercurial ability and were raving avbout a player that Geordie fans had been watching for almost two seasons. Oh well, London calling we suppose.
And with just two Just two games into his Newcastle United career, Argentine Jonas Gutierrez has shown the same levels of skill and also resembles of his National team-mate Carlos Tevez, in the way he works at 100% for 90 minutes.
Keegan, whose recruitment drive enters it’s final vital week, has been absolutely thrilled at the player he captured from Real Mallorca for a pittance, and believes he can become just as popular as Ginola.
Kevin said today:
“He is a different player, so he will establish himself in a different way.”“Jonas has got it in him to be thought of every bit as much as David Ginola, but in a different way, definitely.”
“He has got so many assets. He is not just one thing or two things, he has got loads more.”
Jonas had a tremendous display in our 1-1 draw at Manchester United, and introduced himself to the pundits with a scintillating display of skill and energy.
And on Saturday he was a marked man indeed, against Bolton Wanderers, but he still had another productive game for the Tyneside club – and as Kevin has so rightly said, nobody who plays regularly for Argentina is a bad player.
“I said a few weeks ago, I think the fans are really going to take to him.”
“But I think the biggest thing they will like about his performance at Old Trafford wasn’t the long runs and the fact that he went past people and kept the ball well.”
“it will just be the fact that it meant so much for him to play football and be in a team that wasn’t going to be beaten.”
We have uncovered a little gem in Gutierrez, and his friend and international colleague Fabricio Coloccini, has also oozed class in his first two games for the club.
Fabricio has been thrown into the deep end by the boss, and performed little short of outstanding, given it’s his first ever games for the club, and in the Premier League too, the toughest league in the world.
Not a bad start at all. 😀