Jonas Gutierrez has said ‘This can’t happen’ when asked about the possibility of Newcastle United being relegated exactly six years since it first happened in 2009 under the watch of Mike Ashley.
Having escaped relegation only in the second last game of the 2012/13 season, Newcastle will only be definitely safe if they win on Sunday.
When matchday against West Ham arrives, it will be 85 days since United managed to win a match.
Jonas Gutierrez knows that this is almost certainly his last match having crossed Mike Ashley with comments he made about the conduct of the club/owner and Alan Pardew when he was fighting cancer.
If you were compiling a shortlist of players who are actually bothered about what happens to Newcastle United, then Jonas Gutierrez would be at the top of what is a very short shortlist for most fans these days.
Let’s hope that the rest of the players share Jonas’ feeling of responsibility and show it on the pitch against the Hammers.
“I know this could be my last game at St James’ Park, it is always our responsibility as we are the players on the pitch, we have to do it (avoid relegation) for the fans and the city.
“Two months ago I didn’t know I was going to be able to play but I feel strong. I think the same – help the team. Most of all, we have to do it for the fans and the city, because they don’t deserve to be in this situation.”
Have to do it for the fans and the city:
“A few players here know what it is like to go down and it is not nice for the city, the players and the club. This can’t happen, we have to do it for fans and the city.”
“It is really frustrating and I am really upset about the result (v QPR) and the situation, that’s not acceptable. We scored and we were winning, we had to take care of the ball, be patient and not start running everywhere and leave spaces – in this type of football if you leave spaces, you are going to concede.”
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