In John Carver’s press conference yesterday there was the usual stuff – John said the players have been great in training, and he was asked about the situation with Jonas Gutierrez, who was surprisingly left out of the squad for the game against Spurs last Sunday, which we lose 3-1 – our sixth defeat on the trot to equal the record we set one year ago.
Carver and Jonas before the bust up
It seems like there was a bust-up last week on the training field between the two – which John says happens all the time in football but they had met on Monday and sorted out their differences and the good news is that Jonas will be in the squad for tomorrow’s game – and we hope he starts in central midfield.
Jonas will be able to demonstrate the guts, passion and drive needed – and the Argentine could have a positive impact on our other players tomorrow too.
Anybody who comes through a fight with cancer successfully – by definition – has plenty of guts and drive just to have survived.
Carver This is some of that John said yesterday about Jonas at his news conference:
“There was a situation on the training ground which happens at every club, we’ve got together, had a conversation, shaken hands like two grown men and we’re moving on.
“Without going into too much detail because I think what happens on the training ground or dressing room stays there.
“As far as we’re both concerned he trained with us on Monday, we had a conversation, it was a private conversation, no hard feelings, we’ve shaken hands and moving on – he’s in the squad absolutely.”
With all the animosity going on at the moment surrounding the club – mainly directed towards Mike Ashley – it’s good that these things are sorted out.
The very last thing we want are problems between the interim coach and the players – things are bad enough as they are at the moment.
A win is what we really need tomorrow against Swansea, to lift the depressing mood around the club, but not many of our readers see that happening.