Jonas Gutierrez is still having a little break, after playing for Argentina in the World Cup in South Africa.
Jonas Gutierrez – on break before returning to Newcastle
Hughton says that Jonas will come back to Newcastle after the squad returns from their training in Ireland, with Newcastle due to return on Wednesday.
Chris talked about Jonas today to the Evening Chronicle:
“It was a wonderful experience for him – but he was very disappointed not to go through.” “What he’ll do is look back after the disappointment and realise he’s been to the World Cup finals.”
“Some very, very good players do not manage to get to one.” “He’ll be delighted with the fact he’s played, though not in every game.”
“At the moment, his feeling is one of disappointment, but he’ll be able to put that into perspective.”
Gutierrez had a terrific season last year for Newcastle in the Coca Cola Championship, and we remember two years ago when he starred in our first game at Old Trafford, with Kevin Keegan still the manager, in that creditable 1-1 draw, but what turned out to be an unlikely relegation season for the club.
We expect Jonas to again start on the left wing in our first game on 16th August, again at Old Trafford, and the game is being televised live around the world, and we have to hope he has another stellar season, next season in the PL.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton thinks the experience will be good for both Jonas and Newcastle, as he continued:
“He’s become a more established international player, and that can only be good for us.”“He’ll come back refreshed after a break, and stronger for the experience.”
Certainly Jonas will get a terrific reception by Newcastle fans, not only for his great efforts last season, but also for being Newcastle’s single representative at the World Cup in South Africa.
The lad’s certainly a big favorite on Tyneside.
Jonas has 76 total appearances so far for Newcastle with 4 goals.