Tim Krul could probably have done better for Arsenal’s first goal on Wednesday night, which came just before half time, and that’s always a bad time to concede.
Tim Krul – big game temperament
And Tim will be looking forward to his very first Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday afternoon, and manager Chris Hughton seems to have no doubts at all about Tim’s temperament for the big game, as he talked about the 22 year-old goalkeeper today:
“Knowing Tim as I do I’m sure he’ll be absolutely fine,” “The reason why he has been able to come into a Premier League club and do well is because he’s a big character. He won’t be fazed by that in the slightest.”
“I have a feel for these things. I just know he will be okay. He plays in a position where you are going to make mistakes and Tim wouldn’t have got himself to the position of being the first team goalkeeper at Newcastle United without having the qualities he’s got.”
“Certainly as a goalkeeper you’ve got to be resilient and be able to put mistakes behind you. I’m very confident he can do that.”
Tim will want to make the most of the next few games as Steve Harper seems to be returning quicker from his shoulder injury than the club expected, and he will probably be ready to start training again in just a few weeks.
Tim has done well since he came into the side, but he will need to up his game even more, if he is to keep the number one goalkeeper position at Newcastle.
Tim has so far made 17 first team appearances for the Newcastle club, and with his loan spells at Falkirk and Carlisle United he has made 52 first class appearances in his short career.