Jonas Gutierrez is already a big fan favorite on Tyneside, and it looks like my son Neil may be right – after saying – when we signed Jonas back in the summer of 2008, he would become a Newcastle Legend.
Jonas Gutierrez – appearing as Spiderman
Jonas is a certainty to be handed a place in Diego Maradona’s National Argentine squad for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
But Jonas has often said Newcastle is his number one priority this season, and he has now fulfilled his wish of getting the famous Tyneside club back to England’s top division, at the very first time of asking.
Jonas said today:
“At the start of the season we sat together as a team and talked about what we wanted to do,” “We all said that we had to get back in the Premier League.”
“It has been a long season and at times has been hard, but we have achieved our goal and I am very happy.”
“We now want to finish without losing a game and to win the title – that would be special for me and for the fans.”
“It would be a present for them and would make all of the players very happy if we could do that.”
“That is my next goal but after that, of course, there is the World Cup.” “It has been my dream since I was a little boy to play in the World Cup for my country and it’s going to be a very exciting time for me.”
“I hope to make the squad because that will hopefully finish off a perfect season.”
It’s now very likely like I will be writing a blog on Argentina for the Daily Telegraph during the World Cup this summer, and am already swatting up on their players.
Yes, and I’ll even give my dossier to Chris – if he requests it. 😀
But of course, I’ll be following Jonas closely, and hopefully Fabricio Coloccini too, hoping he will make the squad – because he certainly deserves to.
And after watching the Barcelona – Arsenal game last night, it will be a treat to cover 22 year-old Lionel Messi, and if he plays like he did last night, then Argentina may even do well in South Africa, even after struggling to qualify.
Anyway, with the World Cup coming, and Newcastle getting ready to sign some big players (we hope), the summer is going to be very exciting for us all.
What a dramatic difference from last summer.