Jonas Gutierrez has given a few interviews in the last few days, and he certainly seems to be upbeat about Newcastle.
Jonas Gutierrez – enjoying life on Tyneside
Newcastle have really had a clear-out of the stars that got Newcastle promoted at the first attempt in the Championship a year or so ago, and did so well for Newcastle to cement their place in the Premier League last season.
Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton have all left Newcastle, and Steve Harper and Alan Smith find it hard these days to even make the bench at Newcastle.
If the Magpies had been doing badly, there would have been lots of complaints that Newcastle had let their best players go, but the surprising thing is that the lads have done very well so far this season, and the team spirit seems to be as strong as ever.
Certainly Jonas Gutierrez is happy enough, even after losing one of the Three Amigos, Jose Enrique, with whom he had a great partnership down that left wing over the last three years:
“I am very happy with life because the club and the players are doing the right things,” “The next game is a good opportunity to move even higher up the table. All the players are happy right now.”
“We do not care about the players who have left the club, the most important thing for us is the group who are here now.” “Some have left for different reasons.”
“We are happy for them because we know that is how football works but we have to think of the players who have stayed because they are more important to us.”
“We are focusing game by game and not thinking of those who have gone because we know when players leave it is a good opportunity for others.” “I always say you never close the door because football is like that,”
“You can never say never because an opportunity might come along that is good for you and for the club. All I can say is I am happy, I am really enjoying playing for Newcastle. I am just focusing on this season.”
“I always want to play for Newcastle and I am really enjoying this season. Once the season started, we just focused on the team and the players still here.”
“All I am thinking about is Newcastle and the players in the dressing room. Nothing else. That is good for the new players who have come in and good for those who remain.”
Those are good words from Jonas, and of course having such a successful start to the season helps everything.
And now Newcastle just have to keep it up, and there must surely be a good chance to get their 4rd win in the league against Blackburn Rovers later today.
If the lads can do that, we’ll be absolutely flying!
Howay The Lads!!