Jonas Gutierrez had two goals this season, and one – to get Argentina to the World Cup Finals next year – has already been achieved.
Jonas Gutierrez – next goal – get Newcastle promoted
The second goal is to get Newcastle promoted and it seems that the Argentine International is more than determined to ensure Newcastle are back in the Premier league next season.
Few expected Gutiérrez to still be at Newcastle by now, but it is a pleasant surprise to hear Jonas talking so passionately about the plight of the Magpies right now.
Gutierrez is just as willing as anybody else to roll up his sleeves for the team, and his energy, commitment and skill helped Argentina qualify for the finals. He was one of Argentina’s most committed players according to manager Maradona.
Newcastle are a much better side with Gutierrez playing in it, and the player is hoping the experience he has gained with Argentina over the last few months will help him also help Newcastle promoted this season – and then Jonas will be happy player indeed next May.
Jonas said today:
“We have had bad results away from home and that is frustrating.” “However, we are still in a good position and we are only concentrating on the next 90 minutes.”
“We will work hard, even harder and we will get the results we deserve, but we have to do better. We know that.”
“There is always pressure in football. When I am playing for Argentina it is always there, and it is the same with Newcastle because the club should not be in this division.”
“It is, though, and we have to make sure we do something about it.” “Playing with pressure and expectation is something I am used to, and I hope it makes me a better player.”
“We are the big team in the Championship, so all the games are hard. It is the same with Argentina. We are one of the big teams in South America.”
“The situations are similar, but if Argentina can qualify for the World Cup Newcastle can be promoted.” “That is my dream, the perfect outcome for me.” “For me, one is not more important than the other.”
“It is vital Newcastle are playing in the Premier League again next season and it is vital Argentina are playing in the World Cup.” “This is such a big year for me, and it is exciting.”
“I know I will not be in South Africa unless I do well for Newcastle. Newcastle are the most important thing. It was fantastic to qualify for the World Cup after everything that has happened, but it does not matter now.”
“That is something to look forward to, but getting Newcastle promoted is all I am thinking about right now.”
Jonas can help the team tomorrow by putting ina committed performance down the left wing, and make some runs at the Doncaster defense.
We definitely need Jonas at the top of his form tomorrow, and 3 points will go a long long way to lifting the slightly depressed mood at Newcastle right now.
Howay The Lads!!