Jonas Gutierrez has a good game for Newcastle yesterday, and scored the goal of the game in injury time, to give Newcastle an impressive 4-1 win against 3rd bottom Wolves.
Jonas Gutierrez – celebrating after scoring great goal
And Jonas believes that one more win should make Newcastle safe, and get the lads onto 42 points.
Newcastle are currently in 9th place on 39 points, but the bottom 14 clubs are separated by only a meager 10 points, so it’s still everything to play for as far as Newcastle are concerned.
This is what the 20 times capped Argentine International said after the game:
“We need a few more points and the quicker we can get them, the better.” “I think three points will be enough to give us another year in the Premier League, and then we will see where we are and where we can go.”
“But the most important thing now is to get to 42 points, which should keep us in the Premier League.” “We couldn’t afford to lose this game. We worked hard, we played good football, we did the right things, we scored many goals and we defended properly, so we are really happy with the whole team.
“It was really important because of the last nine games, we had won only one.” “The teams at the bottom of the table had come closer to us and we needed to win. At home, it’s important, so we really enjoyed the win.”
“I am happy about the result, not me scoring.” “It’s nice when that happens, but I wasn’t thinking about me scoring, I was thinking more about the three points which leave us in a good position now in the table.”
With a good run in the last 7 games of the season, Newcastle could still finish in a very respectable position in the league.
And of course, if Sunderland don’t win at Manchester City later this afternoon, Newcastle will stay above Sunderland in the league, with 31 games played.
It would be a big success if the Newcastle side could finish in the top 10, in their first season back in the big time, and that’s where Newcastle fans would like to see the team from now on.
But of course just surviving this first season back in the big time, has always been the number one priority for the Magpies this season, but a good position in the league will also help with the Newcastle recruiting in the summer.
Qualifying for Europe would be the next step, and that would be a good target for next season.
Alan Pardew has now been manager for 15 league games at Newcastle, in which the lads have gained 20 points, which is not too bad, but not great either.
And finally, Jonas Gutierrez is currently third in our Man of the Match poll, with Joey Barton leading with 43% of the vote, Coloccini second on 14%, and just one vote ahead of his compatriot Jonas Gutierrez, who also has 14%.
You can vote on the home page for the Man of the Match, if you haven’t already done so, and just beneath that you can also now rate each of Newcastle players.
These will be in place after every game.