Jonas Gutierrez has become a popular player on Tyneside, and certainly he’s a popular player with manager Alan Pardew, and has nailed down that left-wing position in spite of a lot of competition.
Jonas in action on Sunday
Newcastle beat West Brom on Sunday with a late and lucky goal, when Sammy Ameobi’s shot hit the back of Papiss Cisse and flew into the net, so those hours of practicing that on the training ground finally paid off in a game. :D.
This is how Jonas described the ugly win:
“We won ugly.” “You see Manchester City and Manchester United winning in this way a lot. If it is good enough for them, why not us?” “If they can win without playing well, then I do not see why we cannot do the same.”
“They have a lot of players and a lot of money, but for us it can be tough.” “Maybe you will win a game from a set play or in the last minute.” “We have the two points we lost in Sunderland back in our account.”
“If anybody watched just the 90 minutes they might think we did not deserve the win.” “We did not deserve the points but this is football, we worked hard and we now just look to the next game.” “We played better against Sunderland and did not win. Perhaps we did not deserve that.”
“The most important thing is to stay focused for the 90 minutes and stay in with a chance of winning.” “It is going to be a long hard season, so it was important to get three points.” “We always try our best. Maybe against West Brom things did not go how we wanted them to.”
“It was a hard game and West Brom played well.” “The first half we were better, but in the second half we lost the ball a lot.” “We were not as compact, but after the game you have to talk about what you do well and then try to improve next time.”
There have been a lot of negative comments about Newcastle’s display on Sunday – a game that we won and were the better side in the first half, and were leading 1-0 at the half on merit.
It was only in the last 45 minutes that we played poorly, but we’ve seen both Manchester teams struggle just as much in games this season.
We got the three points and hopefully we can play much better at Liverpool, and maybe we can get another win – because Liverpool these days are only a shadow of the side they once were.
What do you think?
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