Jonas Gutierrez, Newcastle United’s Argentine left winger come right back, thinks he is turning thousands of Newcastle supporters into Argentina fans.
Jonas Gutierrez – getting great support from Newcastle fans
Jonas Gutierrez is the only Newcastle United player competing in South Africa, and of course he is being followed by the thousands of Newcastle supporters spread around the world.
And Jonas says he has been overwhelmed by the massive support he has received from the Newcastle fans.
This is what Jonas said today:.
“I never thought I would be able to say this, but I think that Geordies are adopting Argentina as their second team,”
“Behind England, I reckon they are supporting Argentina.”“I have had loads of messages of support from Newcastle fans.”
“They tell me they want me to bring a medal back, but it is too early to think of that. Even so, we have done a good job so far.”
Argentina have already won the first two games, beating Nigeria 1-0 and then taking South Korea apart 4-1, but Jonas will be missing the next game against Greece, but we expect yet a third Argentine win in that game.
Argentine manager Diego Maradona seems to have silenced his critics as he has Argentine playing – well like Argentina – they play attacking football moving forward all the time, and it’s great to watch.
The big question mark with Maradona’s side is whether their defense is good enough to combat the stronger side like Brazil and Germany.
Jonas is delighted to be in South Africa with the Argentine squad as he continued:
“I never dreamed I would live this moment in Maradona’s national side,” “It is a fantastic experience to have. For me and the rest of the players, Maradona is the best.’
“He is a good leader. He is showing that at this World Cup. He knows how to talk to us as players. And when he says something to do, you do it for him.’
“It is good that things have worked out well so far. It was very important that we kept winning.”
But Jonas is a smashing lad, and if England cannot win the thing, as now looks likely, we hope Argentina wins it, and Gutierrez will get a tremendous welcome back on Tyneside, if he can help them lift that World Cup.
I am one Newcastle fan getting to know all about the Argentines this summer, as I am running an Argentine World Cup Blog for the Daily Telegraph, and you may see from the articles, a very slight tendency to feature a certain Newcastle United player. 😀