Peter Lovenkrands last night thanked the Newcastle United fans for their support in last night’s hard-fought draw with the impressive WBA.
Peter Lovenkrands – thanks the Geordie fans
As we all know Peter’s father, Bent, passed away in Denmark last Friday, and Lovenkrands returned home on compassionate leave to be with his family over the weekend.
But Peter returned to Newcastle and was determined to play in last night’s game, as a tribute to his late father.
And, speaking to Newcastle United TV, Peter said after the game:
“It was a very emotional night for me.”
“Even before the game, in the dressing room, it was really hard to get going, but I’m really glad I did and I got through it ok.”
“It was a difficult decision to play. Even in the car coming to the ground I was thinking about it. But I knew my dad would have wanted me to play because he loved football so I had to do it for him.”
And it was Lovenkrands who scored Newcastle’s second goal, which earned an invaluable point for the Toon, as he put home a near-post header in the 55th minute, his 4th goal in the last two games.
There was then a tremendous roar from the Toon Army when the player’s name was announced over the stadium PA.
“The reception I got when I scored the goal gave me goose bumps and it meant so much to hear the fans behind me that much.”
“I needed that really and it meant a lot.” “The goal was for my dad and I’m glad I scored it for him.”
One of the great things about this team is their dedication to the club, their strong mental abilities, coming back twice from behind last night, and it’s a nice change from some dubious players who have recently donned the famous black and white stripes.
We’re glad to say the vast majority of those players have now left the club, and only those that want to play in Toon are left.
That has to be good.