Jonas Gutierrez hails team spirit at Norwich City

Jonas Gutierrez has not played for Norwich City since picking up a calf injury in the defeat at Cardiff City in early February. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire Jonas Gutierrez has not played for Norwich City since picking up a calf injury in the defeat at Cardiff City in early February. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:30 AM

Jonas Gutierrez has declared himself ready to play his part in Norwich City’s survival battle after recovering from a calf injury.

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The 30-year-old has made just two appearances for the Canaries since completing a loan move from Newcastle in January but hopes to be back in contention for a starting place at Swansea City on Saturday.

Gutierrez, who last started for City in the 2-1 defeat at Cardiff, admitted to being a frustrated onlooker over the last month and is determined to consign his recent injury troubles to the past.

“In the nine years that I’ve been in Europe, I’ve never had a lot of injuries so I’ve been able to play quite a lot, but that is football,” he said. “I am ready to do my best and be back in contention. I’m happy that we got the three points last weekend and I want to help. The most important thing is to be ready if the manager needs me.”

Gutierrez was an unused substitute for City’s win over Sunderland last weekend when Alex Tettey’s wonderful volley rendered any previous debate over the club’s goal of the season null and void.

However, it was the reaction of the players to the Norwegian’s goal that caught Gutierrez’s eye as a united front emerged from the recent gloom that had engulfed Chris Hughton’s side.

“I think all the players were so happy about his goal,” the Argentinian international told canaries.co.uk. “It was a magnificent goal. We were all happy because it helped us in that situation and it was a great moment.

“I think since I came here I’ve watched how the group is, and how they always try to be together and work hard to help each other. That is one of the biggest things that Norwich have.

“We’re a tough group to beat and all the players want the best for the team.”

Gutierrez admitted City’s next three games are crucial as they look to gather enough points to pull away from the relegation zone.

“I think we made a big step in the last game, but now we have to focus on these next three games. They are really important because we are playing teams who are in the same position or a similar position to us, so now we’re just looking forward.”

30 comments

  • The reason you're being stifled, Gek, is because you don't stand up to Archie using words which he can understand. You won't be the first wijs achterste to p**s him off and you won't be the last. Why? Because he's an a**eh*le, that's why. Man up, say it how it is and grow a pair. Je vriend, Blaff.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Ha sadly not! Was throwing a slight curve ball as to my profession. Sadly Chef at Colney isn't it. Although im sure it be a blooming interesting job to have. Hearing the discussions that go on there. Had some real tough tasks at my place of 'work' today. I was tasked with changing the only real person senior to me's facebook profile picture. Oh that was a tough one!

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Swiss, Brewer says you spelled Achilles wrong. Don't blame me, I'm only the messenger.......AND I've run all the way from Marathon to tell you. No mean "feet" when you've got a dodgy Achilles tendencee. Brew would have told you himself but he got something stuck in his craw (probably Archie) while he was out taking his constitutional, and now he's gone all PMT on me. He's even threatening to make a scene at the Plasterers on Tuesday. Not heard if Lincs, TKMax, Stewpyd, Dingo. BP2 etc are turning up. Looks like it might just be MB, SD and YT. If so, Brewer's threatened storm will fit comfortably into a tea cup.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Next tuesday lunch!!!! No can do! Colney is busy on a Tuesday. Luciano loves casserole Tuesdays!

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Wasn`t Ajax once the Prince of Salamis? Perhaps they could find him a job in the warm Dog Dept. at Carra Rud. Or Mattias might have a vacancy in his Tardis Catering franchise? Are you a member of the Achilles Tendoncy, Blaff?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Team spirit is the best thing Norwich have?? So no quality players, no amazing fans, no quality manager? Ok ok ok im being overly picky with these articles now ;)

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    Mattias333

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Steely, please reassure me my post wasn't wasted on you...

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    Pierre

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Ricky's toe, Jonas' calf........what have these life threatening injuries cost the club in sick pay, I wonder. If Hughton had signed Achilles on loan, I suspect he would have run around the training pitch at Colney a couple of times and then hurt his heel.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • No, Blaff. Gek`s last contribution, in connection with hector and Achilles, got retro-deleted for some reason. Just trying to reassure Pierre that he was not casting his pearls amongst swine. also it alluded to Mattias`s identity - he runs a Casserole Café at Colney. He`s a caterer!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • What a thread. Such class and classicism! Where else would readers be treated to such wit and erudition? As my old Granny would say..." It's worth a guinea a minute."

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    la barbe

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • You're right Swiss, he was. However, I'm beginning to wish I'd never mentioned bl**dy Achilles now. Have a nasty feeling this one will run and run. Think of Achilles as Holty (with a dodgy foot). Both of them were great while they lasted, but now they are ancient history, and it's time to move on.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • I'm sure he'd have tried like Hector just run it off...

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    Pierre

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Nurse!! Brewer is out of bed again! Please don't let him get over-tired. He has a busy day next week, pressing the flesh of a gross of gross t*ts. Also, please explain to him why a "Marathon" is called a "Marathon". Ta.

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Looking at that pic, Gutierrez and his powers of levitation could be handy for set pieces...

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    GossVolley

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Why am I being stiffed by Archie? It leaves me open to retrospective pedantry from Blaff and unable to make friends with Pierre. I am in a hectoring mood now. Just wait until I get my new PC and instruction on multi-identity techniques. Or should that be `instuction`, Blaff?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • I am truly sorry Brewer, still a bit lacking in confidence following the "Fox-Fer" moment earlier in the season...any way, I'd like to see this guy hav e a crack of the whip now he's fit.

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    Pierre

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • By the way Matt don't forget next Tuesday lunch.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • As I have recounted before Hector was very badly managed by Sir Alf. Bringing him on for his debut with only two minutes to go in that now infamous game against Poland. In that two minutes Hector had two goal bound efforts cleared from the line. Chivers ,whom he had replaced, had strolled around with a lack of interest all through the game. Sometimes players seem to not care about the result.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Nope, my further attempts to relate to Pierre a true modern update of the Hector & Achilles tale serially blocked. Has Mattias finally yielded up his dark secret? He`s Chief Colney Caterer. One of Chrissy`s Technical Team, i\c Becchio`s Broth, Robert`s Haggis & Wessi`s Champ\Colcannon mash. etc? A nutritionist!

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Barking, you are right. This Achilles word play has gone on too long, no Danaiing it,. A Priam candidate for the chop...

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    Pierre

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Go on, Blaff. Pick up Swiss on his not hot, spicy error\typo, `Achillies`. A storm brewing for next Tuesday in The Plastereds` Arms. You have been warmed.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Even I got it Pierre, so I`m sure Steely would`ve! Suspect he was just sending out a tangential follow-on gag. No need to drag the joke three times round the walls of Carrow Road! `Some talk of Alexander and some of Hercules, Of Hector and Lysander and such great names as these....` Now, Steely excels at `Spot the Song`....

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Steely, please reassure me my post wasn't wasted on you...

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    Pierre

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • ... but if I grow noch another pair, that`ll be 6. At least it`s not gross. Imagine 144! Madness. Baggy Trousers essential. A Marathon? What are you on? Twist not thy knickers. Go buy a Snickers. It`s peanuts, really.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Yes, Blaff, `than`. A typocal typi...

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • I got it Pierre ,do you know any French ? Perhaps an interesting little task for our stats man Lincs would be to work out the cost per game of Jonas. I reckon at least £50k per week wages, £25k per week arrangement fees and maybe £15k in agents ,loyalty and goodwill fees. Plus some pension contributions.

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    Steely Dan

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Oh come on, Matt. I'm sure you can throw a sickie for a day. Gutierrez did it for over 2 months. Or just tell the boss you've had a funny turn (Pierre had one earlier today) and need to lie down. Failing that, say you have to attend a funeral. If we lose in Wales and other results go against us, there will be lots of long-faced old men harping on about the good times.......so in a way it will be like a wake. Meanwhile, please explain Luciano, Colney and Casserole because the grey matter matter is not up to doing the Times crossword anymore. I would ask Gek to explain but I think he's gone for his "constitutional".

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    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Is that the same Achilles who plays with Ajax? Ooh er missus...

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    el dingo

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • It`s a chocolate-coated caramel confection with peanuts embedded in it, innit? Utter disgrace that the makers were allowed to yankify it into Snickers. Worse that Jif getting Cif. Was that a bit more prosaic, la barbe? ;-) Barking`s far too bright to be prosaic; His brain`s s 3-D mind mosaic.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, March 29, 2014

  • Ironically, Achillies father was PELEus.

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    Swiss Canary

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

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