Jonas Gutierrez To Have Busy Week

A long interview with Jonas Gutierrez today in the Evening Chronicle – the only representative we had in this summer’s World Cup.

Jonas Gutierrez – in action for Argentina

Jonas Gutierrez’ first game for Newcastle was two years ago at Old Trafford and the Argentine winger looked great.  He was probably Newcastle’s best player in that game, when we earned a very creditable 1-1 draw.

Jonas  told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I have good memories of that game, but all the games are different and this is going to be another game in which we can emerge from with a result.”

“Playing in front of the Newcastle fans was very special for me for the first time.” “I knew I had joined a big club straight away.”

“I want to do the same now and play well, and if we can take a point it would be good.” “We have a very good team, and we have to believe in ourselves.”

“We have to be prepared, because it is going to be a hard game.”

It’s going to be a very hard game, there’s no doubt about that, and the way the Red Devils scored three goals against Chelsea, so easily, leaves us with just a little trepidation.

But the next game at home to Aston Villa could get us something – now that Martin O’Neill has thrown his toys out of the pram – again.

He seems to object to Villa’s American owner,  Randy Lerner,  wanting to balance the books at Villa, and we have to say we just don’t understand managers who don’t understand business – and all they are interested in is having big money to spend.

Look at Portsmouth if you want just one example of what happens to clubs when they spend beyond your limits.

Both Jonas and Colloccini will be in action at the new Aviva Stadium in Dublin tomorrow night, when Argentina plays Ireland, but it’s very bad timing and we will be praying that neither player is injured.

Jonas talked about the game at Rangers on Saturday and the upcoming International:

“It was good to play 65 minutes at Rangers. It is going to be a hard season for me.”  “Now I have the national team in midweek, but I am going to be ready for Manchester United.”

“It is always important for us to play in the national team.” “Playing three days before the league starts though is very hard, because I came back from my holidays about 10 days ago.”

“It will be hard, but the most important thing is to play for the national team. It is very good.”

“In 10 months we have the Copa America in Argentina.” “It is a very good way to start our preparations.”  “It is very important for Colo and I to be back in the Premier League.

“We fought for a place while playing in the second division, the Championship, it is very difficult.”

A little bit of guilt from Jonas maybe, and we do understand every player wants to represent their country, but Newcastle had such terrible luck with Michael Owen when he played for England, and always seemed to come back injured, that the players must also understand who pays their wages.

But we’re sure Chris Hughton wants our two boys to represent Argentina,  because they are also representing Newcastle when they do that.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Thump

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Let’s just hope he has enough energy to play on monday…

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Let’s hope he isn’t playing right back for gods sake. What a domass Maradona is. Jonas has no defense what so ever. Clearly a winger either on left or right.

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #3


    What about Coloccini he got called up too.

  • MacToon

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Hope we don’t end up with a similar situation when Solano kept jetting off for international games. Long flights and possibility of injuries but suppose that’s what happens when you buy Sth American internationals.
    Atleast this friendly insn’t too far 😉

  • Thump

    Aug 10, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #5

    @baro: Did you forget who the manager of Argentina is?

  • baro

    Aug 10, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #6


    Course not, Its the assistant Baptista or something like that.

  • GeordieTartanArmy

    Aug 10, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Yes he was very good on his full debut but obafemi martins was the stand-out player in that match we should all remember
    Lets hope this seasons number 9 can do something similar

  • Obafan

    Aug 10, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #8

    Do you also think that these friendlies are badly scheduled? Just before the start of the season, or just after the start like in Belgium, France and Netherlands.
    I only hope our internationals are not injured tomorrow night.

    @GeordieTartanArmy: I don’t have a lot of faith in our current n°9.

  • chuck

    Aug 10, 2010 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Seems alot of moaning by both management and players about friendly International games.
    Hey ! it`s about money, empty stadiums don t generate dosh.
    Apart from that, are these not higly compensated professional`s ?
    Face it, who would`nt like to earn an enormous sum by playing a game they like ?
    So enough with the moaning and you had better put on a good show to-morrow night as I will be at the game, that goes for Duff , Given and our young representive Best.


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