Gutierrez is fit to play tonight against Manchester City, but it may be a little early for Joe Kinnear to put him in the starting line-up.
Jonas Gutierrez – anxious to play tonight
But Jonas wants to play tonight and that may sway Joe to at least have him as a substitute, and play him at some time during this important game.
Jonas talked today:
“I think the team is desperate to play after the way we came back from 2-0 down against Everton,” “It was very good for morale.”
We have 5 points from 7 games right now and are second bottom after Stoke’s win over the woeful Tottenham side yesterday at Stoke. This poor start has put Newcastle into the relegation zone but a win tonight can lift us above Everton on goal difference into 16th place, and only 2 points from mid-table, which would look a lot better.
“It is a surprise we’re in the bottom three because we have a very good team and very good players,” “We have to leave that position as soon as possible. It is important we get a win on Monday and I am confident we will.”
“I like playing in the Premier League very much. It was my dream to play in England and in English football. A lot of people have said to me my game and my way of playing would suit English football.”
“I like English football more than Spanish football. I am enjoying it very much. I love the city, I love the place and it is ideal for me. I know I have come to a big team and I want to be a long time here.”
Gutiérrez’s only competitive game at St James’ Park was the August 23rd win over Bolton Wanderers, and he was very pleased with the fans during that game. That was our only win of the season in the league. Jonas continued:
“I have been made to feel very welcome by the supporters,” “They are very important for us. We need them with us. The fans are fantastic. We go to Manchester, they are there, wherever we go they are there.”
Well he’s right there.
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