Ever since Peter Lovenkrands arrived on Tyneside in January, he has said he wanted to get back into the Denmark side.
Peter Lovenkrands – hoping to add to his 21 Danish Caps
Peter’s career took a bit of a hit when he went to German club Schalke 04 in 2006 from Rangers, as his Scottish wife just couldn’t settle in Germany, and therefore he was always going to be a short timer at the German club, and subsequently wasn’t played by the coach.
Finally the club and Peter decided to part their ways, which is when he arrived on Tyneside.
But since then Peter had done very well indeed and now he is back to fitness he looks a very capable player, who is motivated not only to stay at Newcastle, but also recapture his place in the Denmark side for the World Cup qualifiers.
Certainly with his form in the last two games he has looked good, and he looked extremely good at WBA, and we’re hoping Peter will keep his starting position on Sunday against 6th placed Everton.
Lovenkrands is intent on adding to his 21 Danish caps, by playing very well for Newcastle United between now and the end of the season.
Peter talked about his International career this morning:
“I definitely want to win my place back,” “I did play for Denmark against Portugal recently and we won 3-2.”
“But I have spoken to the coach and he has explained that he can’t play somebody who is not playing football, like I was towards the end at Schalke.”
“But if I can get some game time I should be back in the squad and that’s what I want to do.” “I’ve had a great start at Newcastle and my prime concern is helping to keep us in the Premier League.”
“But if I do well here then hopefully I’ll soon be back in the national squad.” “I’ve played in a World Cup and European Championship and I would love to go to South Africa next year.”
Danish players are apparently rewarded with an engraved plaque when they reach 25 appearances, and Lovenkrands has set that as a landmark he’d like to achieve, sooner rather than later.
“It’s very important to me,” “I want to get to that magical 25 caps – I’m on 21 at the moment.”
“Because it’s a milestone and you get an engraved plaque listing all of your international appearances.” “So I would love to reach that.”
One of the exciting things about playing for Newcastle is the club is always in the news. And any good performances by Peter will be very well documented by the press, as they were in last game when he scored a fine opportunist goal, and looked the part as a goalscorer up front.
Peter gives Newcastle a number of options, because with his lightning speed, he can also play on either wing.
We’d love to see Peter back in the Denmark side, because he certainly looks good enough by what we’ve seen from the lad so far, and we suspect there’s a lot more to come this season.
He’s been a great acquisition for the club as a free agent, and has that rare commodity called class.