When Jonas Gutierrez scored the vital first Newcastle goal on Saturday we were hoping he didn’t bring out his Spiderman mask, because there was precious little time left in the game and Newcastle were still losing 2-1.
Jonas Gutierrez – not appropriate to wear mask
And we thought Jonas was very appropriate after he scored, as the only thing he wanted to do was race back to the center circle to get the game going again, as Newcastle still had a lot of work to do.
And this seems to be exactly what his thinking was, as he told Newcastle United TV this morning:
“It was a good point after the first half, but we wanted to take all three.” “We’re away from home, though, so we have to be happy with the draw.”
“For my goal, I saw the chance to take the ball after the goalkeeper threw it to the defender and then it was one on one. I decided to go around the goalkeeper and thankfully it worked.”
“I didn’t have my Spiderman mask with me, but even if I did I wouldn’t have used it because we needed all of the time to get more goals.”
“It was a good time to get the goal with 20 minutes to go and we got another soon after.” “After that we had 15 minutes more to get a winner and I had a couple of chances.”
“All of the team were trying very hard to get another goal but sadly it didn’t come and we must be happy with a point.”
One thing that Chris Hughton has asked Jonas to do to become an even better footballer is to score more goals.
And he’s got a couple of goals in the last few games, with Saturday’s goal a wonderful individual effort, as he stole the ball from the full back after the goalkeeper had thrown the ball to him.
It would have been easy for Jonas to panic, but that’s not what he did as he rounded the goalkeeper brilliantly, before putting the ball into the back of the net. An opportunist goal worthy of the great Alan Shearer.
And it was Jonas in that second half who almost won the game for Newcastle with two late efforts, when he went very close both times.
This lad looks like another savvy buy for the Newcastle club.