Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul was the hero last night in the Ukraine with four memorable save sin the final 254 minutes of the game, but the Dutch international has already turned his attention to picking up points in the Premier League and getting Newcastle away from the relegation zone.
Tim Krul – the Newcastle goalkeeper after the game last night
Tim Krul – who is leading our Man of the Match poll with 58% of the vote, followed by Haidara at 14% and Yanga-Mbiwa on 8%, had this to say today in the local press this morning:
“That’s what it is all about – especially now Steven Taylor is back. He’s always blocking shots with every part of his body. It helps.” “It massively helps because he blocks a lot of shots especially when they are coming 80 or 90 miles an hour.”
“It is nice he gets in the way as it makes my life easier.” “We are on a good run still.” “And we have had a massive week with Europe and then Southampton on Sunday.” “We were solid last season and we are starting to show that again.”
“We have in the last couple of weeks. I think we were unlucky in the Tottenham game because the free-kick was a bit of magic from Bale. Other than that we have played well.”
Tim left the stadium last night on crutches after being in injured very late in the game, but he’ll have a scan on his ankle and we have to hope there’s no damage other than bruising - and that he can play on Sunday against Southampton.
The only real blemish in the five game Newcastle have played since the five new French players came on board is at White Hart Lane, but our performance in that game was still very good – and we were just a little unlucky.
But we must win all six of our remaining home games in the league – and they are all winnable against Southampton, Stoke, Fulham, Sunderland and Arsenal.
But the only thing that really matters now is that when 3:30 pm rolls around we have all 3 points against the Saints, and then the lads have all week to prepare for the game on the following Saturday at Swansea City.
Howay the Lads!!
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