Jonas Gutierrez was our Man of the Match On Tuesday night with a whopping 69% of the vote.
Leon Best heads home Gutierrez cross for second goal after 50 minutes
And of course it was Jonas who set up both great goals for Newcastle at St. Andrews, by making similar moves out on the left wing for both the goals.
The Argentine International looked to go on the outside, but beautifully turned inside before delivering two excellent crosses that Peter Lovenkrands tapped home after just 2 minutes, and Leon Best headed home after 50 minutes, to give Newcastle a tremendous 2-0 win and up to 9th place in the table.
This is what Jonas said today, and it’s good to hear a player who wants to stay on Tyneside:
“I am very happy here.” “The only thing is the club has to focus on what it wants to do.” “We do not have too many players in the squad because of injuries, and this league is tough.”
“It is a problem if you do not have players, but the future can be good here.” “The manager is going to decide who is best for any position.” “We need to get to 42 points, and then we can see what position we can finish in.”
“We cannot afford to get carried away in an unforgiving league like this.” “The most important thing is to think about the next game.”
“We do not have to think about the future – if we do that it will be a big mistake.” “We have to think only about the next game, and do our best for the manager.”
Those are good words from Jonas, and of course he’s absolutely right – the lads should take each of the remaining games one at a time – and we’re sure Alan Pardew will have researched the opposition thoroughly, and will have a game plan to win each of the remaining matches.
If the team does that – prepares thoroughly for each game – then Newcastle cannot go too far wrong, and with the form the lads have shown this year (2011), we could collect a decent number of points before it’s all over in late May.