English Premiership

Gutierrez eyeing Magpies return

2015-01-15 12:06
Jonas Gutierrez (Getty Images)
Cape Town - Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez is hoping for an emotional return to the first team after recently overcoming cancer.

The 31-year-old went back to Argentina for chemotherapy, but has since returned to England and has been playing with the club's under-21s ahead of a possible return to the first-team fold.

"I have played in a World Cup but if I play again for Newcastle then that will be the best moment of my career," Football411 quotes him as saying.

"The welcome from the fans from the day I arrived has been special. So if I come back and play for Newcastle then, of course, it will be the best. It will be emotional.

"To get back after the cancer and chemotherapy, to put all that behind me, would be a huge moment. I feel really good. Maybe in two weeks I will be at 100 per cent.

"I haven't been to the stadium. It is hard to go and not be involved. For now, I prefer to watch on TV at home. But, of course, I want to return to the first team."

Newcastle are 10th in the Premier League after the departure of manager Alan Pardew, and welcome third-palced Southampton to St James' Park on Saturday.



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