Hero Lovenkrands Shows His Commitment To Newcastle

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.

Lovenkrands added:

“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.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jan 19, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #1

    I have to admit I was glad to see him back if not slightly shocked. Really impressed with his decision to play, though. Full respect to him, hope he’s proud of his new honourary Geordie status!

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Great spirit shown and great support from the fans too.

  • yemozone

    Jan 19, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    You are back Ed!!

  • Wallsend Will

    Jan 19, 2010 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Peter when he played for us last season was a bit special then and stood out as someone who cared for the Club.
    I’m glad we got him back again this season. I’m not so sure that if we had signed Jermaine Beckford from Leeds, that we would have got someone with the same passion and desire to play for the club and his team mates?

    Well done Peter,it was super goal, sorry about your Dad.

  • Ericles

    Jan 19, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I agree Wallsend Will. I think Peter’s loyalty and passion for NUFC sets him apart from many other club players throughout Britain. Personally I think he should play regularly for us, championship AND premiership!

  • ziad

    Jan 19, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Good work Loven hope this scoring run continues

  • Jezza

    Jan 19, 2010 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #7

    All praise imaginable for Lovenkrands after such a magnificent performance at such a difficult time for him. Just compare Lovenkrands’ unquestionable committment to the team last night with worthless wasters like Owen and Viduka who only served to disgrace the black and white shirt on the few occasions they could even be bothered to play for the obscene ammounts of money they were taking from our club.


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