It seems obvious that our struggles in the Premier League last season were down to not having a big enough squad to play the extra 14 games we played to reach the quarter finals of the Europa League, until we were knocked out by Benfica, and even then with 19 minutes to go in the second leg, we needed one goal to go through to the semi-finals, until Benfica equalized in stoppage tome as we chased the winner.
Tim Krul – looking forward – we have a good squad
And with the squad we now have and nearly all our players fit except for Coloccini and perhaps Yohan Cabaye – and a long term injury to Ryan Taylor – we have no excuses why we cannot do well, even very well, in the final 18 games of the season.
And that’s especially true now we are out of the FA up at the very first hurdle.
Tim Krul thinks Newcastle have a good squad and the lads are only looking forward:
“I know what a quality side we have here,” “We used the Europa League as an excuse last year, and we’re showing that that was a massive reason for it.”
“But we don’t have to look at that any more – we’re looking forward.”
Krul should be fit for Sunday’s game, after taking a rest last Saturday to help heal the slight shoulder injury he had picked up.
And while Colo is not fit, Yohan Cabaye is probably 50-50 for the game on Sunday at home to Manchester City.
It’s a game we are not expected to do well in – and that gives us some confidence we can get a result.
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