It seems that Newcastle manager Alan Pardew is a big admirer of Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez.
Jonas – goes on his run after scoring great goal
Newcastle fans have often questioned his final ball into the box, at the end of a good run, Pardew seems to admire Jonas’ non-stop running and high work-rate, and of course the Argentine scored the goal of the game on Saturday with a beautiful goal in the third minute of injury time.
That put the icing on the cake for Newcastle, and Jonas ran to the touchline and was hugged by Finnish International Shefki Kuqi, who seemed simply delighted with things.
But give credit to Steven Taylor who had just come on, and ran half the length of the field at high speed, before giving the ball to Jonas.
Jonas then continued down the left wing, and then cut in and put a beautiful serving shot with his right foot, well past goalkeeper Hennessey.
A great goal indeed.
Pardew spoke to the local Newcastle press this morning and had this to say about Jonas, who has become a big favorite on Tyneside, over the last three seasons:
“He’s a real character, Jonas,” “He’s a maverick.”
“Sometimes he does things that drive me mad on the training ground, but not on match day.”
“He does the right things on a match day, and it was an outstanding performance.”
“He put great cover on Ferguson – looked after him and talked to him – and capped it all off with a great goal.”
Jonas had an excellent game, and apparently gave great support to young Shane Ferguson, in at left-back again for the hamstrung Jose Enrique.
Shane again showed what a great player he could become in a year or two, and he’s already good right now!
It was just a terrific day for Newcastle fans on Saturday, and we need more of those before the end of the season. 😀