Jonas Gutierrez has thanked Newcastle fans for giving him a lot of ‘power’ and said that he’s healthy now and his treatment for cancer has finished.

The Argentine international also thanked the Newcastle players for the messages and calls he received from them whilst he was receiving treatment.

Speaking to Sky Sports Jonas said that he found the chemotherapy hard but he’s proud to be back.

“I’m healthy, my treatment has finished and I am training with the team.

“They stayed with me through a hard moment of my life, my team-mates sent me messages and called me to ask how the treatment was going – I was so pleased to get those calls and those messages.”

Power from the fans:

“The treatment was hard, the chemotherapy is a hard treatment, but I have a lot of power from the fans and from my team-mates, they always support me.”

“So proud to be back.”