Gutierrez: Newcastle must be clever against Metalist

The Argentine winger believes the Magpies face a tough test against the Ukrainian giants after being held to a goalless draw at St James' Park on Thursday evening

Jonas Gutierrez insists Newcastle need to be clever in the way they approach the second leg of their Europa League tussle with Metalist Kharkiv.

Alan Pardew's men will head to the Ukraine with the scores still goalless, after Papiss Cisse was twice denied by the officials at St James' Park on Thursday.

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And with the tie is balanced on a knife edge, the Magpies could profit from the away goals rule if the match ends in a score draw after 90 minutes.

“We will have to be fairly clever with the way we approach the second leg,” Gutierrez told the Evening Chronicle.

“Metalist will attack us more in front of their own fans. But we can score over there. We will create chances.

“It’s funny that Metalist are sort of a South American team. I know one or two of the Argentine players. They all have good technique, are good on the ball and will look to come at us.

“It will be very cold and we know that. I am used to this. I know what cold is after living in Newcastle”.

Gutierrez admits the team are still reeling from the 0-0 draw against Metalist at St James’ Park in the first leg.

“We tried to score – we did score – but it didn’t happen for us,” he said, referring to Papiss Cisse’s two goals wrongly ruled out for offside.

“I think we are unlucky not be going to Ukraine with a lead.”