There’s some talk in the Newcastle Journal today that if Jose Enrique leaves in the summer, then Jonas Gutierrez may do the same thing.
Jonas Gutierrez – wants two wins – so do we!
Jonas and Jose are good friends of course, and over the least three years or so since Jonas arrived from Real Mallorca they have formed an excellent partnership down the left wing, and they can even understand each other, because they both speak Spanish.
We hope Jonas doesn’t leave, and we even hope that Jose Enrique doesn’t leave either, but that’s looking more and more like it will happen this summer.
The Argentine International is just concentrating on trying to get as many points as possible in the remaining three games of the season, two of which are at home and could be winnable for the Magpies.
Not sure we can get anything at Stamford Bridge a week on Sunday.
Jonas talked to the Newcastle United web-site:
“It’s a good opportunity to take the six points because the teams are playing at the same level as us, fighting for the same positions in the table.” “West Brom have come from the Championship, the same as us.”
“And Birmingham are trying to make sure they stay up so they are two teams I think we can take six points from.” “But we have to concentrate on the first one first, and that’s Birmingham.” “More important is to win again,” “That is the most important thing.”
“I don’t care who makes the assists or who scores – for me, the most important thing is that the team wins.” “If we can’t win, we have to take a draw because that will take us to 42 points. But at home, we will be looking to give a win to the fans.”
“We want to finish above Sunderland,” he said. “That would be good for the fans and the team. But we have to focus on the next game, not on the other teams. “
“Birmingham are the team we have to play against next and we must do our best, try to take the points and at the end of the season, we’ll see where we are.”
Newcastle have been disappointing number of their recent games at Stoke, Aston Villa and Liverpool, but they have done okay at home, and the home game against Birmingham must be Newcastle’s best chance to get their 11th win of the season, and only their 6th win at St. James’ Park.
And in the 18 games Newcastle have played since the start of the year, the Magpies have only 4 wins, and two of them were the first two games of the year at Wigan and at home to West Ham, and that’s just not good enough.
Two wins – Birmingham away and Wolves at home – in the last 16 games – ouch!
But two wins at home in the last two home games against Birmingham and WBA will give Newcastle 47 points – not too bad at all – and maybe in the top half the table.
That’s Newcastle’s chance to finish the season on a high, and it starts on Saturday.