Newcastle midfielder Jonas defends Liverpool striker Suarez

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has no problem with the antics of Liverpool ace Luis Suarez.

Newcastle United midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has no problem with the antics of Liverpool ace Luis Suarez.

Gutierrez knows the £23million former Ajax star will always have his detractors, but he isn’t among them.

He said: “He’s someone I know, and I realise Suarez upsets some people - he’s done a few things that players and others don’t like too much.

"He does a lot of things that make people talk about him and not about his football, but I’d rather talk about what kind of player he is.

“He’s so excitable, I don’t know whether that’s a particularly South American trait, but when you see a referee make a decision against him, he’s always upset.

“We know that he’s a really difficult striker to handle, and his work-rate is up there with the best, so we know we’ll have a tough time keeping an eye on him.”

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