We’ve noticed in the last two games that Argentine International Jonas Gutierrez has worked his socks off for the Newcastle side, and in both games he was defending and then attacking and all over the field, and of course he cleared off the line at Aston Villa, and then scored a fabulous first goal for Newcastle against Chelsea on Saturday, after sublime work by young Davide Santon down the left wing.
Jonas went crazy on Saturday – after scoring brilliant first half goal
It’s clear that Alan Pardew is a an admirer of the Argentine International, and he never has him out of the side, even though his form this season has not been nearly as good as it was last season.
But it seems the Argentine has been given a lift by the new arrivals from France last month, and certainly he’s played two very good games for Newcastle, and scored his first goal of the season on Saturday too.
This is what Alan Pardew said about the 29 year-old:
“Jonas answered a few critics – I thought he was fabulous against Chelsea.” “Everybody gets a lift when you bring new players in, and I think Jonas is an example of that.” “He’s a good player, but he’s been running on empty and lacking a bit of confidence and belief, because the team hasn’t been strong enough.”
“It’s disappointing for players like him.” “Sometimes when you bring new players in, it’s only right that you give him a chance and say ‘come on then, we’ve got a proper team now – come and show your true form’.” “He did that, and I’m pleased for him. I’m very proud of him.”
For the record Jonas has now played 175 times with 11 goals for Newcastle, since joining us in August of 2008 from RCD Mallorca in Spain.
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