Peter Lovenkrands Hoping To Add To His 21 Danish Caps


Ever since Peter Lovenkrands arrived on Tyneside in January, he has said he wanted to get back into the Denmark side.

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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.

Peter continued:

“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.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Soren

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #1

    Why bother? The team selection by Morten Olsen is a joke. He says he can’t play players who doesn’t get games at their clubs, yet almost everyone in our starting line-up isn’t playing for their club. All the players who are playing, and playing well, for their clubs aren’t really getting picked. Would love to Loven back in the national side though, as he is a player we definately could use.

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  • RyanToon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #2

    signed on a free from germany 😉

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  • MAG PIE

    Feb 18, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    I know it can get cold in Newcastle during winter but no one needs that many hats

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Soren – I agree, espeically when bBendtner is a sub for Arsenal and he starts most game for you.

    I dont see why Lovenkrands doesn’t play when Rommedhal does. Loven is far better.

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  • batty

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #5

    ED thought you would have wished sir bobby a happy birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR BOBBY YOU WERE AND STILL ARE THE BEST .

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  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #6

    “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.”

    Ed, whatever his wife’s thoughts were about Germany, Lovendkrands had a good season with Shalke 04 (the German Newcastle United incidentally). Then he got injured, long comeback trail etc. That’s why his second season wasn’t so good.

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  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Aye Batty. Happy birthday Sir Bobby!

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #8

    How are they the German Newcastle!

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  • workyticket

    Feb 18, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #9

    Tom_Toon // Feb 18, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    “How are they the German Newcastle!”

    Huge team in a not so huge town, German coalminers, great supporters who are absolutely fanatical about football etc etc. They’re a great club and I meant it as a compliment Tom Toon.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 18, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    I was only wondering, dont read to much into my comment there.

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