Tim Krul isn’t only a very talented young goalkeep,er but he has already shown his love for the Tyneside club, and proudly says he is now speaking with a Geordie accent.
Tim Krul - great display on Saturday!
It’s news like this that Newcastle fans are grasping at right now, in the dearth of any other good news at the club. Tim had an outstanding 45 minutes during the second half in which he made 4 top class saves to keep WBA at bay.
Tim talked to the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve been waiting for it.” “Just to look at the 2,700 Geordies who travelled, there was nothing better. It’s crazy.”
“Of course, your debut is the most important thing, but it was three years ago, and this is a fantastic result for the boys, and it gives us a good boost.”
“My main thought is about Steve and his head – hopefully it’s not as bad as it looked.” “Of course, we’ll take it from there. I was just happy to get a point for the club – the boys were all pleased we came away with a point.”
“First of all I realised straight away it was Steve’s head, so I felt really bad in the first place.” “Then I looked at Paul Barron, who said to get warmed up just in case.”
“Steve was really dizzy, and I went to him when the first half was finished and he said it wasn’t very good at all.” “I’m hoping everything is all right.”
And reflecting on the series of his top four saves that save a point for Newcastle, Krul added:
“The first one was after one minute, I think. It’s always good to get straight in. It was a great feeling, and got my confidence straight up.”
“After that loads happened. For the volley, I was more protecting my face than making a save!” “It was fantastic – unbelievable again!”
His display will pile the pressure on Steve Harper to improve his game, if he is to keep the goalkeeper jersey at Newcastle, and that cannot be bad.
Now we need for a couple more of our top youngsters to start playing well, and pushing for a regular place, and the next one up could be 19 year-old Hungarian center-back Tamas Kadar, who had a very impressive pre-season.
We think he could have done no worse than Argentine Fabricio Coloccini on Saturday, who was given a rare runaround by 17 year New Zealand striker Chris Wood.
The youngsters may yet be the saviour of the club this coming season – we hope so anyway.