Gutierrez apologises to fans

Jonas Guiterrez has apologised to Newcastle supporters for the club's performance in a 4-0 defeat at Manchester City.

Last Updated: 20/08/13 at 16:06 Post Comment

Jonas Gutierrez: Looking for Newcastle to respond positively to Manchester City

Jonas Gutierrez: Looking for Newcastle to respond positively to Manchester City

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Magpies made the worst possible start to the 2013/14 campaign on Monday, with a dismal showing at the Etihad Stadium, which saw them end the game with 10 men, coming on the back of an unwelcome offer from Arsenal for influential midfielder Yohan Cabaye.

Gutierrez acknowledges that Newcastle fans have every right to be 'angry' with the players just one game into the new season, but has vowed that those inside the St James' Park camp will do all they can to ensure that they bounce back stronger from an early setback.

The Argentine midfielder told the Chronicle: "The fans are going to be angry with us. We have to apologise to them for the result. Yet we must try to give them the points next week.

"We have to take three points in each of the two home games (against West Ham United and Fulham). We have to be strong."

On the City display, he added: "We had to be focused for the 90 minutes. We conceded too quickly and when you do that away from home, it is so hard to come back.

"Then we had the sending off of Steven (Taylor), which did not help us. Maybe Steven's incident was just a yellow. But there's nothing we can do about it now. When you play with 10, though, it is hard for you."

A forgettable night for Gutierrez in Manchester was compounded when he picked up a knock shortly before half-time, with a hamstring complaint proving to be difficult to shake.

He added on his fitness: "It is the same injury as before.

"Now I will go back and try to make the best recovery for the next couple of weeks."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

hy is the dinosaur trying to hold on to this.... Just leave... No one wants you in this position you corrupt loser. Let someone else take over....

arsenal121
Defiant Sepp blames minority

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

Footer 365

D-day for FIFA as Sepp Blatter opens 65th congress

Sepp Blatter has formally opened FIFA's congress on a day his critics hope could signal a new start for football.

FA chairman Greg Dyke calls for possible Russia 2018 boycott

FA chairman Greg Dyke wants UEFA nations to consider pulling out of the World Cup finals in Russia in three years' time.

Sepp Blatter vs Prince Ali: FIFA election explained

Will Sepp Blatter see off Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein? We explain how Friday's presidential vote works...

Mail Box

What Would You Do If You Were Blatter?

Step into Sepp's shoes, is the invitation from one mailboxer. Also: United already have their new number one, Rodgers deserves time, and the best Budget XI so far...

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company