Jonas Gutiérrez signed on at the Tyneside club he thought was rebuilding for European competition, but so far it hasn’t turned out that way for the extremely skilled Argentine winger.
Jonas Gutierrez – still loving it at Newcastle United
But Gutiérrez still thinks there is enough talent in the Newcastle squad to prevent relegation, and even move up that league table, and it certainly has not reduced his enthusiasm for his new club.
Jonas said today:
“I am surprised at where the club is, I must admit. But it does not change things – I want to stay at the club for very many years,”
“As a team we have to be better in the second part of the season. It is not acceptable for a team with so many good players to be down near the bottom.”
“But in some matches we have not had a lot of luck and that has cost us a lot of points this season.”
“Without that, we would be doing better but that is football. It is not always the best team that wins the match.”
“It is difficult with the injuries that we have. We knew when we started the season that we don’t have too many players and we have a small squad, though.”
“We need those players to come back for us to move away from the bottom of the table.”
Of course right now 14 clubs are possible relegation candidates of the 20 teams in the league, so it’s just so close this season, compared to any previous season ever.
Gutiérrez is a good player, there’s little doubt about that, and his play at Manchester United in our first game was heralded around the country, and he gave glimpses of that mercurial form again in the second half at Hull City last Saturday, after starting the game on the bench.
The 7 times capped Argentine International continued:
“I think I will improve because I feel more settled, I feel fit and strong and I am used to how English football is played now,”
“I love English football. I was desperate to join Newcastle to play in the Premier League because I like this league very much and I have enjoyed it.”
Gutiérrez has settled surprisingly well at St James’s Park, along with his Argentine compatriot Fabricio Coloccini, and Jonas has a great relationship already with the Newcastle fans, and he was impressed the way the supporters reacted to Shay Given at Hull City on Saturday, after Shay had said he would need to consider his options at the club the previous day.
“He handled things very well against Hull and deserved the fans to cheer for him. It was important for him for the supporters to cheer for him,”
“The supporters are always with us. We will try to give them the win they deserve.”
With all the hassle and turmoil there’s been at the club since Jonas arrived we’re just pleased he seems to still love it here. Maybe he thinks the last 4 months is normal at the club, but it can get just a little less hectic at times on Tyneside – just a little. 😀
While Jonas has been a little off form lately, he’s not only an excellent player with a great attitude, but already seems to love the Newcastle club and the area so much, and we can only hope he will go on from here and become an excellent player at the club for many seasons to come.