Peter Lovenkrands has come out today and said he and Andy Carroll deserve the opportunity to start up front for Newcastle next season in the Premier League.
Peter Lovenkrands – deserves Premiership chance
Peter scored 16 goals in 32 appearances of Newcastle last season and Andy Carroll notched 19 goals in 42 appearances last season.
So between them they scored 35 goals for Newcastle last season and we have to hope they get close to those numbers next season in the Premiership.
Peter told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’m delighted to be up in the Premier League again. I hope it goes a bit differently this time,”
“I obviously hope that we carry on improving, but I hope that I get credit for having been a large part of the team that got us up.”
“I think I deserve to have a good chance again in the Premier League. Now we will see what happens in the transfer window, but I think Andy Carroll and I deserve another chance.”
“We both scored goals in the Premier League before, and we can do again. We have lots of other good strikers, like Shola Ameobi and Leon Best.”
“But I have the advantage that the others are very similar, while I am a completely different type. It may be my chance.”
Lovenkrands has already scored 3 goals in 12 appearances during Newcastle’s pathetic relegation season, after Joe Kinnear signed him as a free agent in January of last year, after a brief trial on Tyneside.
But like a lot of his team-mates at Newcastle Peter, who is married to a Glasgow girl, is very realistic and down to earth about wanting to keep Newcastle in the Premiership next season, which has to be job one.
“Newcastle is a huge club, but realistically we must first only look to stay in the Premier League and then build on that afterwards,”
“Of course, we hope to create a surprise like Birmingham did last season and finish in the top 10.” “But first we must guarantee against relegation. If we do that, we can set new goals during the season.”
If Chris can sufficiently strengthen the squad this summer, then there is a decent possibility that the team will escape a relegation struggle next season.
But it will not be easy for the Newcastle manager, as it looks like he’ll get very little help in terms of transfer funds, from the Newcastle club.
But Chris is a down to earth manager, and he will just get on with things over the summer, and our fingers are crossed he can bring in some decent players this summer.