Tim Krul is expected to return to the Newcastle goal tomorrow afternoon at Stamford Bridge and with Jose Mourinho looking for revenge after we broke their long winning streak, we’ll need Tim between the posts tomorrow.
Tim Krul – it will be good to have him back tomorrow
Tim has been training all week, and because we’ve heard no adverse news about him, he’s almost certain to start tomorrow, and he’s glad to be back:
“I’m dying to be back because I’m not very good at watching games from the sidelines. We’ve got a great game on Saturday against Chelsea so hopefully I can get through the next couple of days and be back in contention for the weekend.”
“I’ve been training hard to be back and hopefully the moment is there on Saturday.” “I think Jak has done great. The run he’s been on in goal, there have been no easy games at all.”
“And for someone who hasn’t had a run of first team games before in his career, I think he’s been amazing.” “He will become a better goalkeeper for this experience. It has been so valuable to his education playing at places like Tottenham and Arsenal.”
“And also in a massive match like the Tyne-Wear derby, and he will look back at this in time and realise just how good it has been for him.”
Jak came in for the second half against Chelsea and conceded only one goal and we got a very famous 2-1 win that snapped the Chelsea unbeaten run from late April, when Atletico Madrid were the last team to beat them.
The Hexham born youngster has played 9 time for Newcastle really seven and a half games and conceded 19 goals – so our defensive record has not been great of late.
It will definitely stand Jak in good stead for his future career, and he proved that he is a cool customer and mentally strong – and maybe his last two games for the club against Burnley and Leicester were his best – along with his excellent performance in the second half against Chelsea.
I still don’t know how we hung onto that lead after Steven Taylor was sent off in the 80 th minute and they made it 2-1 immediately from the resulting free kick.
I keep looking at the TV replay expecting Chelsea to score a couple of goals to win it – but they haven’t done so – yet. 😀
We’d still be surprised if Jak Alnwick is given a contract extension in the summer, since we will have 24 year-old Karl Darlow joining the first team squad and going all out to win the first team goalkeeper jersey at Newcastle.
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