Tim Krul was injured in April’s home game against Sunderland, when we were beaten 3-0, in one of our biggest ever home defeats against Sunderland, and now our lads will go to the Stadium of Light on Sunday and try to make up to their fans for what was a woeful performance on that fateful day last season.
Tim Krul – in action this season
Tim was speaking yesterday at Walker Technology College, and the Dutch International had this to say about the game on Sunday:
“It doesn’t need explaining.” “And for us players we don’t need a build-up.” “It is always the game you look forward to when the fixture list comes out.”
“The fans always remind you of it.” “It gives you that extra spice and they are the type of games you enjoy.” “It’s about three points.” “That’s massive.”
“Winning over your rivals is important too.” “But we need no motivation for this one.” “What happened in April has happened and it’s gone.” “Look, the Premier League is an unforgiving place.”
“I don’t really look at Sunderland if I am honest. I am glad we are where we are.” “And we are in a great position to get three points on Sunday.” “That would really push us up now.”
25 year-old Krul was injured in the second half at St. James in April with a dislocated shoulder, when Sunderland were ahead 1-0, but after Rob Elliot came in we conceded two more goals and lost that game 3-0, although Rob was hardly to blame for the goals.
But that should serve as a massive motivation on Sunday afternoon, and if we can get all 3 points we’ll have 14 points from the first nine games, which wouldn’t be too bad.
But we are a better side than Sunderland, but we must show it on the day and a win will see us flying.