Tim Krul made a name for himself in the World Cup, but it wasn’t that he was the Holland first choice goalkeeper – that was Jasper Cillessen, the Ajax goalkeeper who only came to prominence on the International scene last season.
Tim Krul – after his heroics for Holland in shootout against Costa Rica
Cillessen made his debut a year ago for the Netherlands but now has 14 caps compared to Tim Krul’s 6 caps, but most Holland fans would have hoped Tim was in the Holland goal for last night’s shootout, when Argentina scored all their four penalties to win by 4-2.
We are hoping that Tim will still be at Newcastle this September, and on that front there was some good news today that French International goalkeeper has agreed to a five year deal at Tottenham, under new manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Lloris joined Tottenham under former manager Andre Villas-Boas two years ago and cost around £12M from Lille, and he already has 61 caps for France and is their captain and he played very well for Spurs last season.
Lloris has just signed the new deal, and this is what he had to say on the Spurs web-site about why he changed his mind and decided to stay at Tottenham:
“The arrival of Mauricio Pochettino is important – I have a god feeling, he’s ambitious.” “Everything’s clear in my head and if I have signed a new contract it is because I trust the club and I am sure we will progress.”
Krul’s stature has increased this summer because of his heroics for Holland to get them through to the semi-finals stage, and it remains to be seen if some other big clubs come in for him this summer, but as we said we want to see the 6’4″ goalkeeper stay on Tyneside.
Timothy Michael Krul signed on at Newcastle under then manager Graeme Souness as a 17 year-old back in 2005 from his home town club ADO Den Haag.
And he has so far played 144 times for Newcastle and his performance at White Hart Lane last season in our 1-0 win there, is one of the greatest goalkeeping performances seen in the Premier League since it was founded back in 1992.
Written while on vacation in England.