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Harper Not Impressed By His Buddy At Full-Back

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19 Jun 2010 11:03:43

Harper Not Impressed By His Buddy At Full-Back

Steve Harper has watched his club-mate Jonas Gutierrez playing at full-back for Argentina with interest. But insists he hopes he doesn't try it at Newcastle. Steve Harper: “I’ve never seen him play at right-back before but if you’re Argentinian and Diego Maradona asks you to do something, you do it. “It’s a strange position for him because he is such a great outlet for us on the left wing, but I know he has played in that role before for his country so I’m sure he is happy enough doing it. “Would I like to see him play there for Newcastle? Not really, because he is such a threat for us going forward and he was one of our best players last season playing on the left wing. “He’s going to be a big player for us again next season, but I’d like to see him further up the pitch than right-back. I know full-backs are like wingers these days but I think he is better playing in a more attacking role, certainly that is where he has done well for us. “He is an exciting player and I’m sure he is looking forward to proving himself back in the Premier League.”


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