"I was wobbling. Seeing my dad just before we went out, he was a miner for 30 years, supposed to be hard as nails, but he was wobbling too and that got to me.
"(Lukas) Podolski then smashed me in the family allowance and that snapped me out of it. The lads made a presentation to me afterwards and I told them that's what you get at this club if you give it your all.
"I have not got half the ability of some players in that dressing room but I have always given it everything. I will miss the intensity of the club, it's a heavy shirt to wear and amazing club to play for if you can handle it."
Source: Newcastle United Mad