Both of our Argentine summer buys Fabricio Coloccini and Jonas Gutierrez, have both been excellent acquisitions for the club in the summer.
Jonas Gutierrez – great play for Newcastle this season
And both had outstanding games, with Jonas looking better the more games he plays for Newcastle United.
“I’m really enjoying English football,” “This has been a fantastic move for me.” “I was excited about coming here, but I have found it even better than I expected. The team has not done as well as we’d hoped, but I really love playing for the club, the fans and the style of football suits me.”
“I’m trying to do my best in every game and I think the fans can see that. It is special for me to be accepted so quickly by the fans and I will always do my very best for them. That is just the way I play the game, I have always been the same.”
“I think I knew I had been accepted by the team when they let me play my music in the dressing room. They do not always like it, but we mix it up in there and I get my chance to show them what I like. It’s a little bit of Argentina music, a little bit of electronic music. Is it popular?”
“So so I’d say, some seem to quite like it, but they won’t let me have it on the whole time, they’d kill me! It’s just good to be part of the team and to feel happy here.”
Gutiérrez’s move to Tyneside, has already been a massive success, and since Solano moved on we need to still hear that South American music. 😀
As long as Jonas (should we call with Jonas or Guriterrez?) keeps up his direct running at the opposition defense, as he did so brilliantly in our very first game at Old Trafford in August and got rave reviews.
And the way he went around Reo-Coker for our second goal on Monday night, when he seemed to swich to turbo charged mode, was a joy to watch – at least for Newcastle fans.
We now have two very decent wingers in Duff and Jonas, but we also need to find Charles N’Zogbia some playing time too, becasue Charles is an excellent winger too.
“I don’t mind the physical side of the game in England. It is a physical game and it is a sport of contact, but the thing with the English teams is that it is always hard but fair. I don’t mind being kicked as long as it is not deliberate, it does not upset me.
“Maybe it is the Argentinean mentality. Other players from South American have struggled in England before me, but the character of the players in Argentina is similar to here.” “We are not frightened by physical contact and we have the same mentality that we want to win every single game.”
“You can not succeed in Argentina if you do not have that desire and I have brought that with me to England. I am not the first Argentinean player to show we can cope with the speed and power of the English style.”
“The English people like someone who gives his all, it is different to Spain. I wanted to come to England because I like this style and I like the mentality, I’m really happy I made this decision.”
Even a poor start to the season for Newcastle and all the turmoil which seems can only happen on Tyneside, has not affected the 26-year-old’s outlook too much, as he predicted a Newcastle United revival under Joe Kinnear.
Certainly Joe has done a terrific job in the last 5 weeks or so. In our first 6 league games before Joe arrived we had just 4 points, gained form our first two games, and since Joe has come in we now have 8 points from his 5 games in charge – not too bad at all – and with any luck at all against Man City that could have been even more.
Following Monday’s fighting 2-0 win over Aston Villa, Jonas said:
“It was a very good performance and a very important win against Aston Villa.” “It was important we got ourselves off the bottom of the table, psychologically it is bad to be in that position and now we can start to think about climbing the league.”
“Despite the problems we have had this season I still think we have a very good team.” “We should not be down near the bottom and I think, with the confidence back, we will start to show people what we are really capable of.”
Newcastle fans are on a high right now, after two successive wins, in which the team has played well, but we just scraped by last against WBA. But winning gets to be a habit, and every win gives the team that extra confidence, and our next two games against Fulham and then Wigan, are games we can win.
If we can do that then 4 league wins in a row would be very very nice indeed, and will see us somewhere in the top 10 in the league, and after all the mess we’ve come through, that has to be good news for the fans and the club.