Tim Krul has talked to the Evening Chronicle today, and it’s not yet clear whether he or Fraser Forster will go out on loan next season.
Tim Krul – dream to play for Dutch National side
Tim was on loan at Carlisle during the 2008-2009 season and will probably play some part tomorrow afternoon.
This is what Tim told the Evening Chronicle earlier today:
“It will be great to go back and see a few familiar faces.” “The Carlisle game will be our first friendly, and so far it has just been a case of getting back together.”
“I think it’s always made clear to everyone during pre-season that the places are there to be claimed.”
“Steve Harper is an excellent keeper, so it will be good to work with him again as we look forward to playing Manchester United in our first league game.
“My own aim for this season is to play as much as possible.” “I want to be ready whenever the club needs me, so all of the work I will do will be with that in mind.”
Krul is very close to penning a new deal on Tyneside, as the club works hard to keep Tim, Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor for an extended period at Newcastle.
Tim, who was born in The Hague, Netherlands, is almost a Geordie these days having been signed by Graeme Souness back in the summer of 2005.
“I started with the Academy for the first year and then I was gradually introduced to training with the first team, and that was a fantastic experience.
“It all moved on from there and, here we are now, five years on and I’m still at Newcastle, and it’s been thoroughly enjoyable!”
“I’ve also been involved at U21 level with the Dutch team. Like everyone else I have watched the World Cup, and seeing the team do so well there is amazing for Dutch football.”
“My dream, of course, would be to play for my national side.” “My hero was Edwin Van Der Sar when I was younger, and I first saw him playing live for Ajax.”
“He was outstanding.” “I’ve also watched him playing for Holland, so to follow in his footsteps would be an honour.”
It seems to us that the Netherlands are just waiting for Tim to gain more first team experience, because the Dutch goalkeeper in the World Cup, 27 year-old Maarten Stekelenburg of Ajax, wasn’t too impressive, although to be fair, he played very well in the World Cup final.
But it’s now up to Tim to pressure Steve Harper at Newcastle and get that first team jersey, because until he’s number one at Newcastle, he will no doubt have to wait for his International opportunity.