We had to wait 45 appearances before Jonas Gutierrez scored his first goal for Newcastle United yesterday, but it was just a tremendous solo effort from the impressive Argentine winger.
Jonas Gutierrez – world class goal – his first for Newcastle
And no doubt Diego Maradona will be delighted to see the video of that goal (it’s at the bottom Diego), which was world class play from the 26 year-old .
And since many clubs seem to be interested in Jonas, that goal will put his price up, but we don’t think Newcastle will be daft enough to sell him in January.
Jonas in this form is what we need if and when we get back in the Premier League, and the club needs to be thinking both long term and short term (promotion this season), when they bring players in during January, and not let some of our best leave.
But there’s no doubt, with 3 wins in a row, things are starting to look up again at the club, thanks in large part to the guts and desire our our players – we just love it.
And would you believe that Chris Hughton only yesterday, described both our Argentine players Jonas Gutierrez and Fabricio Coloccini as key players in Newcastle United’s all-out effort this season, to bring Premier League football back to St James’ Park.
This is what Hughton told the Evening Chronicle, and this was before the game yesterday:
“I think there will be a lot more to come from them both.” “What Jonas is, is a top-quality player.”
“I think with all players you have your highs and lows.” “And he has had the emotions of going away with Argentina.”
“He’s gone through feeling like he might not be going to the World Cup and then suddenly going.”
“There are lots of highs and lows there and there have been three international breaks.”
Jonas has been linked with a January move to Roma, but Hughton wants to keep everybody he has at the club – although he may allow Harewood to return to Aston Villa after his loan spell is complete – and that should include the popular Gutierrez, who the Newcastle fans are quickly starting to love again.
Chris added this about Jonas:
“He’s a player that is delighted to be here.”
“He wants to fight for the cause and wants to get us back in the Premier League.”
And talking on Coloccini’s return to the team after four weeks out with groin problems – and we certainly missed the big experienced Argentine defender during that time – Hughton paid tribute to both Argentine players and said:
“They’ve just got on with their jobs.” “Every day they go out and train with smiles on their faces.”
“They do the extra work they need to do. Both have been very good team players this season.”
“They’re a big part of us trying to get promotion this season.”
Although anything over £6M may be tempting to Newcastle, we want to see Jonas stay on Tyneside, and because of Newcastle’s high profile he should have absolutely no worries at all, about making the Argentine squad netx summer.
And if Newcastle get promoted that simple (that’s the wrong word – it’s not simple to Newcastle fans) fact will probably get Coloccini into the squad too.
Fabricio has played very well this season for the club, and when he’s been out, he’s been a big miss.
And finally here’s the video of Jonas’ great goal yesterday – just in case you haven’t seen it yet – we can almost guarantee it will make you feel better this Sunday. 😀