After the Fight Against Cancer, Gutierrez Finally Grazing Again
Newcastle – Nearly two years Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez, battling testicular cancer menjangkitinya. After recuperating, Gutierrez was glad to be able to play back.
The disease was first detected in the body Gutierrez in 2013. He had returned to his homeland, Argentina, to undergo surgery to cure the disease.
After surgery, Gutierrez back to Newcastle. Gutierrez was loaned to Norwich City in the second half of last season, where he played four times.
After last season finished, Gutierrez underwent a series of chemotherapy made her long hair falling slowly. He was absent from the beginning of the season and first appear in the list when the Newcastle squad to face Aston Villa on 28 February.
In the game, Gutierrez just sit on the bench, did not get a minute to play. New to the game against Manchester United on Thursday (5/3) morning pm, 31-year-old midfielder was getting a chance to appear.
Gutierrez entered in the 65th minute to replace Ryan Taylor, accompanied by applause from supporters of the Magpies. Not only that, Fabricio Coloccini also paid tribute to giving the armband to him.
“I will remember it all my life speech,” Gutierrez told the BBC.
“I’m really pleased with the welcome I received, as well as the fans for their support during my treatment.”
“The support I received that, either from the club or from all over the world, regardless of any support, has helped me to fight against this disease.”
“As someone who is struggling, I have to keep thinking positive. If you have the confidence, the problem could certainly be faced,” said Gutierrez.
Newcastle head coach, John Carver, glad to see Gutierrez could graze again. For Carver, Gutierrez not only fight against the disease, but also struggling to maintain his career as a footballer.
“He’s been battling the disease and fight for his career so far. If you look at it, this time is so precious moment for him,” said Carver.