Newcastle hero lifts the lid on his inspirational battle against illness

Jonas Gutierrez’s journey from testicular cancer to Newcastle United’s goal scoring hero in recent years is nothing short of inspirational.

The Argentine battled back to full fitness and returned to first team action this season, which touched the hearts of football fans all over the world. And then he scored the goal to keep Newcastle in the Premier League on the final day of the 2014/2015 Premier League season. What a guy.

Gutierrez’s journey has been well documented, with the Magpies faithful showing their continued support for the midfielder from start to finish. And although it’s well known that the club itself didn’t cover itself in much glory when it came to giving Gutierrez the support he need, the man himself is very vocal in his appreciation to the support he has received from the fans.

We spoke to Jonas shortly before his memorable final game for Newcastle United and he spoke candidly about his battle against cancer, how he kept focused, stayed positive and, most importantly to him, the unbelievable support he’s received from football fans from all over the globe…

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