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Peter Lovenkrands gives emotional Danish interview about special Newcastle moment

6 years ago
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The popular Peter Lovenkrands has announced his retirement from top level football and given an emotional interview back home in Denmark.

Speaking to the bt.dk website, the Danish striker spoke at length about his most tearful moment on a football pitch.

The former Newcastle forward also says that he has ‘never heard anything wilder’ than the reaction of the United fans that day.

Peter Lovenkrands talking about the death of his father at only 62 years of age and the decision to still pay for Newcastle three days later;

“It was quite overwhelming. They should have taken me off because for ten minutes after the goal I was still crying on the pitch.

“It was a tough experience but also the most amazing moment in my career. It was as if he helped a little… I feel I got a chance to say goodbye to him with that goal.”

Never heard anything wilder…;

“At a stadium I’ve never heard anything wilder than the roar that came from the fans when my name was called over the speakers and on the scoreboard.

“The fans gave it everything that they had, and I can’t thank them, Chris Hughton, and the rest of my teammates enough for the support that they gave me.”

Supported throughout his career;

“My father had Alzheimer’s but he’d visited me in early December – so it went incredibly quickly downhill for him.

“He was one of my youth coaches in Lillerød and he supported me throughout my career.

“He never put pressure on me and just said that I should enjoy it, which I have done.”

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