Jonas Gutierrez is fit for Manchester City on Monday night and he talked to the Journal today and said what a great manager Joe Kinnear is.
Jonas Guttierrez – fit for Monday night 😀
This is what Jonas told the Newcastle Journal today:
“I do not regret moving here to Newcastle at all,” “It was a surprise what happened with Kevin Keegan and I was sad to see him go. The results were going well so it was surprise that the manager left but we are players and we must play well for Joe now.”
“I like Joe, he is a good manager and I think he will help us to get out of the bottom three. We should not be there because we are a better team than that. We shouldn’t think about the past, we have to think about the future and getting up the Premier League table.”
“I have only thought about football since I have been here. I don’t really understand what has happened at the club and it is difficult to talk about it. I prefer to only think about the football and nothing more, because I do not know about the reasons for the changes.”
“I am enjoying it very much. I love the city, I love the place and it is ideal for me. I know that I have come to a big team and I want to be here for a long time.”
Gutiérrez didn’t know much about Joe Kinnear when he was appointed as the interim manager and he read up on his new boss, and the good news is that Jonas is impressed with the former Wimbledon manager.
“I think he is a great boss. We have to listen to him, to do what he wants and to be with him as long as he is here,”
“We don’t know what will happen but for us it would be very good if we had a manager until the end of the season. It’s good for the team to have a manager that will finish the season but we don’t know what will happen.”
“What I have to do is play football and play as well as I can for the manager that we have now.”
That’s a surprising statement, but a good omen for the team and for Joe, who is doing his utmost to turn our club around.
Joe is very like Keegan in that he is a great motivator, and an excellent man manager, and it’s already showing through that the players are a lot more settled and much happier now, and can begin to play their best on the field.
And Gutiérrez is pleased to be making his return in front of the great Toon Army at St James’ Park this coming Monday evening:
“I have been made to feel very welcome by the supporters,” “They are very important for us – we need them to be with us.”
“I have said that since I’ve been here the fans are fantastic – we go to Manchester, they are there and wherever we go they are there. It has been frustrating and it is even worse when you have just started with a football club.”
“But it happened and I am thinking only about the future now. I just want to play again and hopefully I won’t have another problem like this.”
Great words from Jonas, and we have some really mature lads in the squad, which has good quality even though it’s far too small.
Things are looking up at Newcastle and we have Gutierrez, Ignacio Gonzales, Habib Baye and Andy Carroll all back for selection on Monday night, and then Joey Barton will become available. And who knows even Mark Viduka may become available sooner than we think.
The two week international break will be helping Joe get the lads together, and we cannot wait for Monday night, and we have to hope the lads will put on as good display for the fans and get some points.
If we can do that Newcastle will be buzzing again.