Jonas Gutierrez has come out today and talked about how other sides in the Championship have an ambition try to beat the famous Tyneside team.
Jonas Gutierrez – everybody wants to beat us
The South American told the Evening Chronicle today:
“Everybody wants to beat us.” “Everywhere we go that will be the case, it will give teams a famous result.”
“For us we want three points everywhere we go because we know it can keep us at the top of the league.”
“In some of the games we have lost it has been difficult to tell people we have lost because we’ve played well and you can’t believe what you are saying.”
Gutierrez is still waiting for his first Newcastle goal, and he will be waiting for some time if he keeps missing chances like he did in the first half against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
Jonas missed an absolute sitter from just 5 yards out, when he had an open goal, but still managed to slip and send the ball careering over the bar – it was was hard to watch – almost as bad as the one Andy Carroll missed, although Andy made up for his miss with a wonderful goal on 68 minutes in that game.
The Argentine International continued:
“We have been creating a lot of opportunities in the last few matches and been causing sides problems.”
“When we have conceded goals it has been difficult because it can be frustrating when you concede and don’t take your chances.”
“We know that when we aren’t in control in games, we have to keep the ball a lot more.” “If we do that we will create more opportunities to score.”
“We are supposed to be the big team in the Championship so we have to keep it better.” “Other teams are looking to hit us on the counter and break quickly, so we have to be aware of it.”
Chris Hughton’s side will look to put a winning streak together if they can get Simpson, Steven Taylor and Coloccini back into the side following injuries, as they face the Blades and then Peterborough United at home, before the two week break.
The Argentina international went on:
“We just need to keep going really.” “By playing the way we have in the majority of games, we’ll win more than we lose.”
Jonas is right there, so let’s hope we can at least win the next couple of games, and we’ll be in really good shape.