Jonas Gutierrez, who is one of our players who is not going anywhere before Monday, principally because he’s only just arrived last month, gave a good interview again to the Evening Chronicle yesterday, which we overlooked because of the James Milner news.
Jonas Gutierrez – had another very good game
Jonas had another all action game for us on Tuesday evening in our amazing and difficult 3-2 win against a spirited Coventry City side.
Jonas told the Chronicle:
“It was a very good victory for the supporters – although we would have preferred not to have conceded that goal in the last minute.”
“We didn’t want extra time because our fans had traveled so far, but we had to do it.” “It was great to play in an English cup tie for me and it was obvious how important it was to our fans.”
“We were happy to show them we feel the same way by getting the result in the end and getting into the next round.”
Gutierrez has now played against 3 English sides so far in champions Manchester United, battling Bolton and Championship play-off hopefuls Coventry City, and has performed so well. Along with his compatriot Fabricio, who is looking top class in everything he does.
“We thought we had done enough to win but Coventry came back at us and we had to start again.” “But we did it again and we have to be happy to be into the next round now.”
“The striker role is different for me.” “But I want to play and will play in any position.
“My manager wanted me to play there so, of course, I agreed.” “If it means doing a job for the team I am more than happy to do so.”
We expect Michael Owen is now ready to start against Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday at 5:30pm, and we expect Gutierrez will be out wide on the left again.
But Gutierrez is already a fan of his captain as he said:
“Michael is a very important player for us.” “He’s like all great strikers, he gets the goals and we need him.”
It‘s great that Jonas thought of the fans when extra time was announced because he knew it may be difficult for them on their return journeys, that’s a nice touch.
And we continue to be amazed by Jonas who seems to have been at the club for years – all four signings played on Tuesday night, and all four gave good accounts of themselves,
And another thing we learned on Tuesday is that Bassong will be pushing Taylor hard for the first team jersey, as he looked very good, given he’s only had a handful of games for us.
Another great signing by Kevin.