Chris Hughton has come out today and praised the attitude of one of our summer signings – Jonas Gutierrez – Spiderman.
Jonas challenges Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City
Chris Hughton, who has said the morale at Newcastle is just first class, has today praised Gutiérrez’s attitude over recent weeks – in which he missed the win at West Brom due to international duty.
And then when he arrived back he found himself starting on the bench against Everton – but Chris seems to have no doubts about Jonas whom he hails as a big personality.
Chris told the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“With all players, they’re going to go through periods of ups and downs where they’re in and out of the side,”
“Going back to the last game, we as coaches had quite a nice situation. We were able to keep the same team that played against West Brom together.”
“And he found himself in the position of coming back from an international break and not playing for his club side.”
“That is testament to the lads who played but it is credit to him as well. He has continued to be excellent around the place – he’s a big personality.”
“The level of his training hasn’t dropped. He knows he’s very much a big part of what’s going on here.”
Jonas has appeared 23 times this season for Newcastle, with 18 starts, and he is already a big favorite with the crowd. And he is also more than willing to talk to the press, and after he was here a couple of days in August, he talked as though he had been on Tyneside for 10 years. 😀
He’s a real character and we still have to see the best from this boy, and we will be shelling out £4M to Real Mallorca for him this week, but he’s worth it!
Now we need him to persuade some of his Argentina international colleagues to join Newcastle too, but only the best ones.