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.
“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.
“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.