Gutierrerz – We Must Be On Top Of Our Game

Jons Gutierrez has talked today to the Evening Chronicle today and is just happy to be back in the fray for Newcastle.


Jonas Gutierrez great to be back for Newcastle

Jonas talked about the game last night, in which he played the whole of the second half, after replacing an ineffective Nicky Butt:

“Last night against QPR was very frustrating for us, but for me it was good to be back out there.”

“I want to be on the pitch for every game.” “It was a hard a game – they came here and played well and made it difficult for us.”

“But I think in the second half we could have won it.” “QPR showed last night that we will have more tough games to come and we must be on top of our game.”

“If we are, then we have a great chance of beating anybody.”

Gutierrez has been out for around 4 weeks, but now says he is both fit and just raring to go for the next game up – which is another home game with Bristol City on Saturday. Bristol are in 9th place with 16 points.

Jonas added:

“It has been difficult for me – there is never a good time to be injured. Nobody wants to be out.”

“In the weeks that are going to come I know I have to bring more.”  “I know that I have to play better than I already have when I have played this season.”

“My injury is OK. I had some pains after the game, which is natural.” “I feel good and I am trying to be 100% to start the next match against Bristol.”

While last night was both a disappointing performance and a disappointing result for Newcastle fans, following the game last Saturday night at Portman Road.

But in the end Newcastle were lucky if anything not to lose all 3 points.

And Gutierrez was grateful to see Newcastle go three points clear of second-placed West Brom today, in spite of the difficult game.

Jonas continued:

“It was important last night to pick something up because we didn’t play at our best.”

“You have to work hard at least and hope for a break, and we got it with the equaliser.”

“But we have to win the home games.” “But the other teams below us could not win, so we are a little further ahead.”

It will be important that Newcastle get back to their winning ways on Saturday against Bristol City, and with 3rd placed Preston at home to second placed WBA, points will be dropped by those teams, so that’s why a win is imperative  on Saturday.

If we can get 3 points we could be even more than 3 points clear of the second placed side on Saturday night.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 1, 2009 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #1

    Learn to cross Jonas….instead of keep laying it off.
    We have 2 young lads over 6 foot tall up front that need high balls to feed off.


    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #2

    SJT, look at how many goals with scored from the heads of our players!

    a vast majoirty i’d say

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #3

    I know we have scored headed goals…what I am saying is our young strikers would score more than they currently are with a winger that can supply pin point balls in and around the penalty area.

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #4

    High Balls aimed in for Caroll and Ranger from both wings would pay dividends.

  • Mag_Laad

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #5


    DJM TOON is right, but Jonas brings something different to the game as he cuts in and tries to take on players, something non of our other players do, except maybe Enrique but thats it.

  • Mag_Laad

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #6


    What do you think Ryan Taylor and Enrique have been trying to do all season? Jonas is a weird one but if he sees the oppurtunity to take on players he will, if he sees the opputunity to cross he will only after he has took a player on, i like him for that, something different.

  • babelfish

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    Gutierrez coming on at half time changed the game in our favour. All of a sudden Enrique was free to bomb forward, whereas in the first half he was stuck defending as his left sided midfielder (Butt) was nowhere to be seen. This was also the cause of the QPR goal as Jose had no obvious ball to play.

    Talk of Mcsheffrey at Birmingham available on loan. Think he could do a job for us as a good winger at this level.

  • premier

    Oct 1, 2009 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Whatever did happen to his spiderman mask–changed it for a headless chicken one?

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 1, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Can we have some of the old WUMS back please this premier dude is dying on the stage…pass the Tomatoes.

    Moral of the Story..if you are going to waste your precious time WUMMING please make it slightly amusing.

  • laurent32

    Oct 1, 2009 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #10

    most of our goals have come from crosses into the box whether it be a header or not. this is why i feel ryan taylor or geremi should always be picked out on the right. alright they lack in pace and their all round game isnt great but all it takes is that one decent cross from them and we have a goal. although guthrie is an all round better player last night showed how inneffective he is on the wing and i’d much prefer to see ryan or geremi there at the weekend. not sure on their fitness tho? anyone know when taylor will be back?


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