Hughton Hoping Lovenkrands And Coloccini Both At World Cup


Two of Newcastle top players this season have been Argentine center back  Fabriocio Coloccini and great Dane striker, Peter Lovenkrands.

Fabricio Coloccini – has been in great form for Newcastle United

In the case of Lovenkrands Peter has been included in preliminary squads for Denmark but has never been included in the final squad, and the last time he represented his country was in September of 2008.

Peter currently has 21 caps and 3 goals for Denmark, and doesn’t seem to be too concerned about his International future, as he is so dedicated right now to getting Newcastle promoted back to the Premeirship.

Newcastle team-mate Fabricio Coloccini is seemingly in a similar position and state of mind with Argentina.

Fabricio has now played 33 times for Argentina with a single goal and it’s in the balance whether manager Diego Maradona will include him in the South American squad.

Newcastle team-mate Jonas Gutierrez is a cast iron certainty for Argentina, not only to make the squad, but to start for his country in South Africa.

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton would just love to see both of  Peter and Fabricio at this summer’s World Cup finals:

“I look at Lovenkrands and Coloccini and I would desperately love both of them to go to the World Cup in the summer,”

“Certainly if I look at their form at club level they’ve done themselves no harm.”

“If I look at what Peter’s done and the goals he’s scored for us, he has given them (Denmark) a massive reminder of what he can do.”

“The rest is down to him and his international manager.”

Newcastle fans will be hoping the two of them can first help Newcastle to that automatic promotion spot, and then both be included for their countries in  the World Cup.

That would be so well deserved and show that even when you play in the English second division, when you are playing at Newcastle United you can still get picked at International level.

Well, we like to think that, in any case. 😀

Comments welcome.


4 comments so far

  • Haddock

    Mar 20, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #1

    As a Dane, I’d very much like to see Løvenkrands at the world cup as well. However, he told the Danish newspaper B.T. that he is still having a hard time due to his father’s death and therefore he wants to spend the summer resting, preparing for next season in Premier League. Understandable, but really a pity for Denmark – we could use a player like Løvenkrands on the national team!

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  • Chris G

    Mar 20, 2010 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Wow – so he’s not too bothered about playing for Denmark in the World Cup, while he comes to terms with his father’s death, and is more focused instead on preparing for next season in the Premier League (presumably with us)

    Yes, it’s really a pity for Denmark, but I’m just so pleased that we’ve still got a few players like Løvenkrands in our team!

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  • Chris G

    Mar 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #3

    and will people please stop referring to him as ‘lover’ or ‘loverboy’

    His name is Løvenkrands. Show a little respect FFS

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  • Charlietoon

    Mar 20, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Chris I think it is a sign of affection from the fans when a play is given a nickname that is positive. Mclovin, Loverboy, lover are all good things..nothng degrading or disrespectful there. Players who are not in the hearts and minds of the fans dont get such names. Pancate was pancrappe before he popped a few assists in.

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