Newcastle manager admitted at the end of the game that it was one of Tim Krul’s best performances for Newcastle, as the goalkeeper made maybe eight top class saves to keep Newcastle’s clean sheet, but he was also helped by another fighting performance from this Newcastle side, and it was similar to last week’s game against Chelsea, in terms of the performance.
Tim Krul being congratulated after magnificent game
This is what Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had to say after the fabulous win today:
“It was one of Tim’s best performances – Wow. I think he is the best goalie in Holland and I think he proved that today.”
“His performance level has not needed to be high recently as we have not come under that sort of pressure too often, but we did today.”
“Certainly in the second half Tottenham really turned up the heat and he answered almost everything. It was an unbelievable performance.”
“But the second one he made no mistake with and it gave us a platform for the win.” “He has got a silkiness to the way he moves and a nice kind of gait, the way he runs and everything. He really is a classy-looking performer, which is great if you back it up with goals.
“It kind of elevates him and he stands out, but I thought Shola Ameobi was terrific in the 60 minutes he played. He was as important as Loic, I thought.”
Shola Ameobi and Loic Remy seem to play well together, and to beat both Chelsea and Tottenham in successive games without top stars Papiss Cisse, Hatem Ben Arfa and Fab Coloccini. shows the Newcastle squad has been improved by the five Frenchmen (make that six with Remy), that were brought in last January.
We now have home games against Norwich City and West Brom, but every game in the Premier League is a tough one, and those two games will not be easy – but we must have a decent chance of winning both those games.
Another fantastic win by the lads today.