Jonas has the mackems in his sights for the remaining 3 games

Posted on May 5th, 2011 | 3 Comments |

Jonas Gutierrez wants 2 home wins to finish the 2010/2011 season.
Jonas aiming for 42 points
Jonas Gutierrez thinks Newcastle United are capable of picking up 6 points from their two remaining home games and, most importantly, finishing above the missing links from Wearside.

Our last two home games are against Birmingham and West Brom and they should in theory be quite winnable, which is also what Jonas is saying:

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.

In the past Jonas has often been criticised for displaying a lot of bluster but delivering very little in terms of effectiveness, particularly when it comes to the final ball.

Personally, though, I think Jonas is a much improved player: he works exceptionally well with Enrique on the left, puts the willies up defenders by taking them on and his final crosses are hitting the mark more regularly these days.

Whereas I’m pretty certain we’re already safe in terms of any relegation threat, Jonas appears to consider 42 points the target:

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.

Jonas then goes on to reiterate an aim shared by every Toon fan:

We want to finish above Sunderland

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.

He could do with getting rid of his girly haircut and head-band though. Or am I just jealous because my hair went the way of the dodo years ago?!

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3 Responses

  1. Jonas can be very frustrating sometimes but I think we have a very special player on our hands. Were quite lucky to have him if im honest.

    His final ball could be better but with the right strikers he can deliver.

    There’s not many wingers in the prem quite like Jonas, if any (perhaps A Johnson, Bale) who loves to run at you. There certainly isnt any at the lower half of the table.

    lets get this season out of the way on a high and see what Pards and Ashley have planned for next season. fingers crossed..

  2. talking about jonas interesting reading in the journal that if jose goes could well be seeing him self leaving as they are like two pees in a pod, this happens thats our left part of the side gone and our main attacking side

  3. Having a player that frightens opposition defenders is fantastic – the last player that we had that did that consistently is, dare I say it, Bellamy – hopefully Jonas won’t turn into him….