It seems that Peter Lovenkrands is having one of his best pre-seasons for a long long time and the former Glasgow Rangers forward is confident about the upcoming season.
Peter Lovenkrands – having an excellent pre-season
Peter in fact has appeared in all four of Newcastle’s matches in this pre-season, and will be almost certain to play tomorrow against his former club.
It’s a big contrast to last season when Peter signed for Newcaste on September 1st and missed all of pre-season and didn’t really get going until the turn of the year – but the Danish International should be off to a much quicker start this season – we hope.
Peter talked to the Newcastle Journal:
“I am feeling really good about how pre-season has gone.” “It has been a while since I have had a proper pre-season, so I am really happy I have been able to join in with the whole of pre-season.”
“It means a lot to me and I can feel it on the pitch.” “The main thing is to stay fit and hopefully get through the whole of pre-season. It has been going well.”
“You want to play as much as possible, so I am going to try and keep myself fit and play as much as I can – but goals-wise I don’t want to put a target on it because I don’t want to jinx myself.”
“I am just looking for as many as I can get.” “It is going to be fantastic going back (to Rangers), I have been dreaming of that for a while, to play and run out there.”
“Newcastle feels like a second home as well, but Rangers is where I made my mark and my football career took off. They will always be special. They helped me along and I had a fantastic relationship there for six years. It will always be a special place for me.”
Of course money is very tight in Scottish football these days , and it’s been difficult even for their perennial top two sides, the Glasgow-based Rangers and Celtic.
Of course the Scottish Premier League does not drive the world-wide TV revenues that the English PL does, so the Scottish clubs get a lot less than top English sides, like Newcastle as one example.
And on Wednesday Celtic were knocked out of the European Cup by Braga, in a preliminary round.
“That is just the way football is.” “It has been a hard time for the Old Firm and it shows, but they will get through it and they will be the better for it.”
Peter was at Glasgow Rangers from 2000 until 2006, and played a total of 182 games for the Scottish powerhouse with 54 goals.
For Newcastle he has so far played 44 times with 19 goals – not bad at all – and he came at a good price – nothing.