Gutierrez Makes His Statement

Last updated : 16 November 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Newcastle winger had been battling testicular cancer for a full year, but now he is looking onward and beyond.

The 31-year-old has been for a tattoo featuring lyrics from an Eminem song.


The words 'I'm alive again. More alive than I had been in my whole entire life. 03-11-14' come from the rapper's track 'No Love'.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, who said last season Jonas had played his last game for the Magpies, is in a bit of a sticky position.

Public opinion has been against him because Jonas is such a popular player with the supporters, and now there will be a call for the player to get back into the squad.

The team is always more important than the individual, but it would be nice to see the player get a cameo role at least.

Eminem - inspiration

Alan Pardew (talking to the Mirror): "So we are not rushing him in any shape or form, just letting Jonas have some time because it's such an illness that you do need a lot of recovery time for that.

"But he's in great shape. Colo (Fabricio Coloccini) tells me he is in good form and we are looking forward to seeing him.

"It's massive news for the squad because he is a much-loved figure here."