We were all waiting for the mask to come out when Jonas scored what looked to us at least, like a world class goal he scored yesterday, his very first for the Newcastle club.
Jonas Gutierrez – after scoring a goal
And after the game the Argentine International, who seems to be a key player for his national side, explained why it was missing yesterday, when only a couple of weeks ago he had said he had it on his person during the game – in case he scored.
This is what Gutierrez said to the thousands of disappointed Geordie fans:
“I left it in the changing room because I have read something in the newspapers that I didn’t like about me, that I want to leave Newcastle, so I didn’t want to celebrate because it’s not true.”
“I am happy at Newcastle and I want to be here next year. I want to be here next year in the Premier League and nothing else.”
“I have wanted to score since I came here, so I am very happy about that. It’s my first one and now I will try to score more in the rest of the season.”
Well we know for sure that Chris Hughton doesn’t want to lose him, and with his improved form of late, we don’t think too many Newcastle fans want him to leave either.
Now who else would be daft enough to let this player leave in January?
Oh yes, we almost forgot, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley. Mike’s views seem to be opposite to what Newcastle fans think – almost on everything, and that’s just one reason why he’s completely out of step at Newcastle.
Jonas can become a better player at Newcastle, as long as when he goes on those mazy runs of his, they end up with something – like a good cross, or a fantastic goal like he scored yesterday.
If he can do that, he will be a really excellent player for Newcastle United and will fulfill the promise he showed a year ago when he first arrived at the football fanatical City of Newcastle.
And since Chris and Jonas already know that is an area of his game he can improve on – with good coaching he will.