We haven’t heard too much from our existing players on the five signings of this month – and four in four days last week – and every single one of them is a Frenchman.
Tim Krul – squad has been given a massive lift
But Tim Krul thinks it’s just great that Mike Ashley has gone out and brought in five new top players to Newcastle, and Tim thinks there’ll now be a big fight for place sin the starting eleven, which is always good for any club.
This is what Tim said today:
“Some of them don’t really speak much English yet so we have to help them. That will take a few weeks but football language isn’t that difficult. It’s given everyone a massive lift.” “It gives extra competition for places, instead of taking things for granted and people will have to work their socks off to stay in the side. . ”
“Before now with the injuries we had we were just happy to get 11 on the pitch and a bench..” ‘We’ve definitely got strength in depth now. I’m just impressed by the quality.” “It doesn’t matter what country they come from.” “The owner Mike Ashley and Chairman Derek Llambias did what they said they were going to do. Five new players is more than I expected.”
“The club said we were going to strengthen the squad and they showed that in five or six days, signing five new players.” “At a club like Newcastle, you need that.” “We’ve definitely got strength in depth now.”
“Everyone said we were too big to be in a relegation fight but we’re not.” “We’re in it and we have to get out of it as quickly as possible. We can’t take things for granted like we did then.”
A win tonight at Villa Park with Newcastle’s new and improved squad, will be just the fillip we need to build momentum, and then we can have a go at Chelsea on Saturday at St. James’ Park, and try to make it up to the fans for the woeful show in the second half last time out at home against Reading.
Sounds good to us.
Howay The Lads!!