Jonas Gutierrez says it is the players who have to take responsibility for Newcastle United’s predicament.
The Argentine winger turned emergency left-back says that John Carver gives the players the ‘education’ to get the wins but now with only one match to go, the players have to be focused.
Jonas dismisses the idea of pointing the finger of blame and instead is looking for the players to pull together.
Whilst clearly there isn’t enough talent in the Newcastle squad, maybe the most worrying aspect is that lack of pulling together within the team, the idea of playing for each other completely absent for much of the time.
Sad to say but what I’ve seen on TV from Sunderland in recent matches really shames our lot.
In terms of talent I think Sunderland’s players are even worse than our lot but the workrate and commitment that I saw in games against Everton and Arsenal was on a completely different level to that of Newcastle’s.
On Wednesday night I don’t think there would have been the remotest chance of Newcastle avoiding defeat and yet Sunderland did it relatively comfortably, they might nit have had loads of possession but arguably they even ended up with the best chances.
Against an out of form team with nothing to play for such as West Ham, surely the Newcastle players can make the urgency of our situation produce a win.
If not, then I can honestly say I wouldn’t regret any of them leaving, with only one or two honourable exceptions.
“John (Carver) gives us the education to get the points.
“On the pitch we have to take the responsibility for what is going on and now we have to be together. I don’t like to think about who is at fault.”
We are the players on the pitch:
“We are the players out on the pitch and we have to think what we are doing wrong and change it.
“We have just one week (game) and we have to be focused.”