Pancrate promises much more
Fabrice Pancrate insists there is more to come from him following his wonder goal against Watford.
Last Updated: 07/12/09 3:14pm
Newcastle United's recent signing Fabrice Pancrate insists there is more to come from him following his wonder goal against Watford.
The 29-year-old former Paris St Germain man scored his first goal for the Magpies in their 2-0 weekend win over Malky Mackay's Hornets at St James' Park.
Pancrate showed tremendous strength and skill before lashing home an unstoppable shot that helped secure the three points for Newcastle.
The experienced forward believes the goal was among the best in his career, an effort made even more special by the rapturous applause he received from fans.
"There's more where that came from," he told the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. "It was maybe my best goal, though I scored an acrobatic one for PSG.
"Technically, it was good as I held the ball up and used my right foot to check on to my left. When it hit the bar it was the best feeling, as it looked better!
"It was my first goal at St James' Park, and it was a magical moment for me. I knew there were two players against me.
"I took a beautiful touch inside, and I didn't even think about it - I just hit it as hard as I could with my left foot.
"If I get on the pitch, the fans are unbelievable, and when I touch the ball, they're unbelievable! When I scored the goal, they were even more unbelievable, so I'm very happy."
Meanwhile, Newcastle's England Under-21 international striker Andy Carroll has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an alleged fight in a nightclub.
Carroll was held by police following the incident in the city's busy Bigg Market which left a man needing hospital treatment.
A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "Shortly after 1.30am today, police received reports of an assault at Blu Bambu, Bigg Market, Newcastle.
"A man suffered head injuries which are not described as life-threatening. He was taken to Newcastle General Hospital and later discharged.
"A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm."