Jonas Gutierrez is slowly but surely getting back to top fitness at Newcastle, and while he says he’s still not 100% fit yet – he’s getting there – and the Argentine International thinks he’s improved in every game he’s played so far in his comeback, and he scored a good goal on Monday afternoon for the U21 side against Bolton.
Jonas Gutierrez – on comeback trail
When the 31 year-old was recovering from his testicular cancer he got so much support from the Newcastle fans, and he has never forgotten that.
This is some of what Jonas Gutierrez told the Shields Gazette yesterday:
“I was in tears when I heard my name sung on television.” “I say thank you to those fans. That has always been there with me – always. Through all of my treatment, the messages and support from the Newcastle fans was special.”
“It made me happy.” “To be at home in Argentina and hear my song and then the clapping in the 18th minute was very emotional – I don’t have the words to say what power that gave me.”
“It’s true that it gives you the strength to go forward.” “If I remember what has happened to me then I assure you, I have enjoyed every day of training, every little thing,”
“If I come back and play for Newcastle then, for me, it will be the best.” “I have been at this club and in this city for seven years.”
“The welcome from the fans from the day I arrived has been special – I’ve always had a special relationship with them.”
“But I have to get fit and be right. Then we will speak about what happens next.” “The most important thing for me now is enjoying being with my team-mates and having the pleasure of training with them every day.
“It’s hard for me. For now, I prefer to be at home and watch on TV. It’s hard to be in the changing room at this moment.”
“If you watch all of the games I have played in since coming back, I have been improving in every one of them.”
“Maybe now I will have to buy a new Spider-Man mask!”
Well it would be great if Jonas can come back and play for Newcastle again – and score a goal – and who knows we may still see that Spider-man mask again – hopefully before the end of the season when his contract runs out.
And here’s the good goal he scored on Monday for the U21 side against Bolton.
It would be a dream come true if indeed Jonas returns to the first team soon, and then manages to score a goal, and it would be worth a yellow card for us to see that mask again – one more time.
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