Jonas Gutierrez is just one reason Newcastle are starting to look very good this season under the down to earth and common sense management of a passionate Irishman, by the name of Joe Kinnear.
Jonas Gutierrez – such a bargain buy for Newcastle
Jonas is already becoming a Geordie fan favorite with his terrific skill and work-rate during every game, and he seems only too willing to talk to the press every week.
Jonas said today:
“I know what happened at Wigan last year but this is a new match and a new chance,” “It is very important we win. “
“Confidence is getting better all the time and another win will keep us going in the right direction.”
Newcastle are unbeaten in their last six games, but the good thing is that we’ve started to win games, and that’s what we must try to do this afternoon at Wigan, who are just one place above us in the league.
Gutiérrez is also only too happy to praise manager Joe Kinnear, who has done very well since taking on the demoralized team in late September:
“He has done a great job so far and when you win it always makes you feel better,”
Australian Mark Viduka is very slowly getting back to full match fitness, but it seems Mark is not a naturally fit player, and it takes some time for him to regain his sharpness, and he’s lost some weight over the last few weeks. Once Mark does become fully fit he’ll again be a good player for the team.
But Mark has always had tremendous skills on the ground for such a big guy, and he made Damien’s winning goal on Sunday with a wonderfully precise back-heel right into the path of Duff, who was onto it like a gazelle and had the ball in the back of the net in an instant.
And Gutiérrez has today given the Australian the ultimate praise in his eyes, by saying the former Middlesbrough man is so good he could be South American.
“It is great playing alongside him,” “He has done very well when he has come on as a sub in the last few matches because it is difficult when you are not starting.”
“Against Spurs he had a very good match and he is very clever with his feet. On the training ground he does it all the time.” “He has the footwork of a South American and his technique is great.”
Today’s game at the JJB Stadium will be a good game, and hopefully Newcastle will not have any Xmas hangovers, like they did last year in the exact same fixture, when they played hopelessly and went down 1-0.
A draw would be a decent result today, but it’s not what the lads will be looking for, because they realize a win is so much better, and will help us be in the top half of the table by the turn of the year.
If we can do that it would be a tremendous accomplishment for the players and the coaching staff, given all the stuff that has gone on at the club since August.
Howay The Lads!!