Jonas Gutierrez is happy to battle for his place at Newcastle United.

The winger inked a new deal with Toon this week.

Jonas knows he has Sylvain Marveaux breathing down his neck in the battle for first-team places and told the Evening Chronicle: "It's OK, I never care about competition for place, it is good for football.

"Everywhere I have played I have done so with competition.

"I always do my best, and competition is also good for other players. I have the opportunity to do my best from the start of the season.

"I hope that I am prepared for that but we must find good results as well."