It looks like Argentine Jonas Gutierrez is coming into his best form, at a crucial part of the season for Newcastle, and it seems that he will become a key player if Newcastle are to avoid relegation this season.
Jonas Gutierrez – coming into some good form
The Argentine has been back to something like his best form in the last few games, and he had another excellent game against Manchester United on Wednesday, where his shot after 9 minutes led to Peter Lovenkrands’ goal for Newcastle – his second so far.
Caretaker manager Chris Hughton thinks that Gutierrez’s qualities will be invaluable to Newcastle in the games ahead, as we seem to be having our annual event, of trying to avoid relegation.
Chris said to the Newcastle official site today:
“Jonas is certainly now getting back to the level of performance he produced when he first came here,”
“He gets stronger as the game goes on and with Jonas you almost don’t want the final whistle to go because he’s still going.”
“But he has shown great quality recently and of course he is always a terrific team player.”
“You know what you get with Jonas and that is so important when you are in a fight like we are at the moment.”
We certainly need some players to step up to the plate in the remaining games, because our form since late December has been poor.
And it seems some players at the club still don’t get just how serious the situation is, as Steven Taylor told the People yesterday:
“I don’t think some of our players realise just how bad the situation is for us at the moment.”
We want to see the lads produce their very best form at Hull City on Saturday, and if we can do that we should be able to win there fairly easily. We are due a win against Hull, because in our three meeting this season they won both games at St. James’ Park and drew at the KC Stadium.
A key to that game will be matching Hull’s 100% commitment they seem to have in every game, and they just never give up.
But it’s producing that best form against the weaker sides that hasn’t been existing too many times this season.
Time for a nice change on Saturday, as a win will lift Geordie spirits enormously on Tyneside, but even with 3 points we’ll still be in the relegation zone, and even still in the bottom three.
But that’s a reflection of just how poorly positioned we are right now, with the two teams beneath us having a game in hand too.