Lovenkrands – Florent Malouda Is A Great Professional

There are some class acts in football, as in any other form of work, and it looks like Chelsea’s Florent Malouda is one of those – as Peter Lovenkrands testifies to this morning.


Florent Malouda – Chelsea man phoned Peter after game

Peter had a bit of a scare during the game with Chelsea last Saturday, and received treatment for quite a while before being rushed to hospital assisted by oxygen for his breathing.

But he has told the Newcastle Journal today that his recovery was helped by the concern of the Chelsea player he clashed with – Frenchman Florent Malouda.

Peter said:

“Florent Malouda rang me and texted me earlier this week which I thought showed what a great professional he is to get my number and make that call,”

“But it had nothing to do with him and I told him that – it was not his fault. I actually had an infection which had affected me earlier in the game – I just didn’t feel right.”

“I couldn’t breathe properly, I couldn’t run properly and I was feeling really bad. I thought I would improve as the game went on but the hit affected me really badly.”

“I’m feeling a lot better – my body is a lot better and my breathing is okay again. But I am still feeling battered and bruised and I don’t want to put myself back in things until I feel right,”

“I want to get back as soon as possible but an injury like this puts your life in perspective a little bit. Of course I want to be part of it (the run-in). I want to be in all the games from now until the end of the season.”

“I will take my days to come back. I want to come back and be 100% and do myself justice when I come back.”

The injury will keep Peter out of the side for a few games and on he sidelines in what is turning out to be massive 6 pointer against Stoke City on Saturday. It’s a game Newcastle really have to win if they are to close the gap on the 4th botton team, and get back in the struggle to safety.

But it seems Lovenkrands is confident his team-mates will prosper at the Britannia Stadium, as he continued:

“We need to get something from the game and I think we will be able to do that,” “We’ve got a good chance going there.”

“We’ve played well against teams near the top of the table – now we have to transform that form into games against teams around us.”

In fact the way Chelsea took apart the Liverpool defense last night in the European Champions League Quarter Final – they won 3-1 at Liverpool – gives some perspective to Saturday’s game, where the lads did really well until the mistake for the first goal, after 56 minutes, against a top side in their best form right now under wonder coach Guus Hiddink.

Look for Romam Abramovich to offer the Dutchman almost anything he wants, to manage the Chelsea club long term after the season ends.

And we’re sure Alan Shearer will be telling the lads today, that Chelsea took apart Liverpool last night in the second half, and it reflects well on them last Saturday, that they held such a good side for so long. as he prepares them for the trip top the Britannia Stadium.

It’s going to be another difficult game to watch on Saturday, but hopefully we will start to see some improvement in the way the lads are organized and how they play – as the Shearer Dowie coaching takes effect.

We have to be hoping for 3 points so we can celebrate at last, since it’s now 9 weeks since we beat WBA 3-2 at the Hathorns – our last win, and the one before that was against Spurs at home on December 21st.  🙁

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Nufc1988

    Apr 9, 2009 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #1

    We will win Saturday 2 – 1 !!!

    Come on the toon !

  • Toonkistan

    Apr 9, 2009 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    2-0 for the toons…provided bassong and tayls are back 😀

  • SpartanChris

    Apr 9, 2009 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #3

    Not been on for a while as I’ve been working away.

    Damned shame the site is closing down.

    Thanks for all your work Ed.

    I agree with previous posts that we should try and meet up on another blog.

    Are we all migrating to Doocey’s?

  • RyanToon

    Apr 9, 2009 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #4

    signed on a free from germany

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 9, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #5

    I think 2 – 1 to the lads on Saturday too. Gonna be a scrappy affair – lets hope internet connection stream stays up ok. Normally does.

    Ditched setanta ages ago.

  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #6

    2-0 win, Owen to score both !

  • sahota

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7

    Wheres Benny he simply will say we will lose. 🙂

  • Stuart79

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #8

    Benny’s still playing monopoly!

  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #9

    This one is in Swedish but I belive that we found Benny!

  • Singapore Magpie

    Apr 9, 2009 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #10

    I have always and will always support the Toon! Even if worst case scenario, we get relegated, i’ll support them still, eventhough i’m sure we have what it takes to survive.

    Howay the lads!!

  • Doocey

    Apr 9, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #11

    Kazenga Lua Lua hattrick


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