Writer: Ross Molyneux
Date:Sunday January 25 2009
With the contract inked for the rest of the season, Peter Lovenkrands is readying himself for the upcoming battle ahead as we seek to avoid the dreaded 'R` word. Speaking to the Sunday Sun, the Dane said:
"As a footballer, I wanted to play and test myself in the best league in the world. But I also wanted to come to the Premier League for my family`s sake. I have a wee daughter and my wife — who is Scottish — is pregnant, so it was very important for me to go somewhere where we could get settled. It was very tough for my wife to settle in Germany.
I wanted to get away to the Premier League in the summer, and I was very close to a move to Fulham, but it fell through in the last six hours of the transfer window. After that, Schalke got a new coach who wanted to pick players who wanted to stay there, so I didn`t get too many games. And with four months left on my contract it was agreed by both parties that it would be best for me to get away.
I`ve been on tenterhooks for two weeks. It`s been a fantastic opportunity — my agent talked to a couple of other Premier League clubs, but as soon as I knew about Newcastle, I wanted to come here — but it`s also been tough. I wanted to come here so badly that it has been hard mentally for me, and hard for my family. But I`ve got the move now and I just can`t wait to get started.
I know the situation here. It`s serious, but it doesn`t scare me at all. We`ve got the players to come through it. I`d do anything to prove myself over the next few months and win a long-term contract here. I`m still very confident in my ability and very ambitious. For example, I want to get back in the Denmark squad for the rest of the World Cup qualifying campaign."
Date:Sunday January 25 2009
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