News from the Argentine World Cup Camp today that Newcastle winger Jonas Gutierrez is suffering from some muscle discomfort.
Jonas Gutierrez – suffering from muscle problems
Gutierrez suffered last season from both hamstring and thigh troubles, during last season when Newcastle walked away with the Coca Cola Championship with a massive 102 points.
Apparently Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, said to be off on vacation with his family, is keeping tabs on the situation from afar, and he’ll be hoping Jonas is OK to play for the Argentine in their opening game against Nigeria two weeks come Saturday.
The very last thing Newcastle need is for Jonas to get injured, and come back crocked to Tyneside, as Jonas is one player Newcastle will be hoping for great things from him next season – back in the Premiership – and he’s an excellent player for the Tyneside club.
Gutierrez talked today:
“It is important to train hard now, but also to enjoy moments to be with the family before going to South Africa in 100% shape.”
“I am still on a par in terms of fitness with everybody else.”
The winger seems to have a very good relationship with manager and former world class star Diego Maradona, and says he’ll play anywhere for Argentina in this year’s World Cup.
“The strategy is decided by the manager, but I feel very comfortable wherever he puts me.”
“I will play anywhere in the side for him.” “All the players are looking forward to the competition, especially those who will be at their first World Cup.”
“The goal is to come out of it as champions.” “It would be great to give some joy to all the Argentinean people.”
If some of the Argentine stars like Lionel Messi and Gutierrez can play at their best this summer, then Argentina have a more than decent chance of progressing from their group – Group B – with the other 3 countries being South Korea, Nigeria and Greece.
Their first game against Nigeria will be a crucial game for both sides, and a win would stand Argentina in very good stead to progress through to the knock-out stages, at the top of their group.