Tim Krul made a big difference to the defense today, and we looked a lot more solid than of late, and the Dutch goalkeeper seemed to give confidence to the players in front of him this afternoon, but Tim couldn’t prevent the goals from Oscar and Costa that gave Chelsea a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.
A disappointed Tim Krul after Diego Costa made it 2-0
In fact the defense played so well in that first half that Chelsea’s first goal after 43 minutes was from their first shot on target in the game, and even in the second half the Newcastle goalkeeper wasn’t called on to make too many saves.
This is what Tim told Sky Sports News after the game today:
“It’s never a good thing when you don’t know what’s happening, also for the fans as well – they want to know what’s happening but maybe the club hasn’t come to a decision yet.”
“At the moment the only thing we can do is work our socks off on the training ground with John Carver and Steve Stone. We had a great game-plan today. We played really, really well and I think it was one of our best games of the season.”
“Unfortunately it did not result in a win but the board just need to be clear if they have a manager out there who they think is the main man. Hopefully it is quick. If not then John and Steve, for me, are a great option as well.”
“If we have to wait till the summer then it has to be. But it is not for us, the players – to speak about that. The main thing is to get results on the pitch and next week against Southampton is a major game for us now.”
We don’t know if it will be necessary to wait until the summer to bring in a new coach – and it looks like Tim and the players want an appointment to be made quickly – whoever it is.
The chances of getting Remi Grade to Newcastle must be good, and news today that he is interested in the job and maybe he can come in later this coming week, or take over shortly after the Southampton game, when he will have two weeks to prepare for our next game – since we are out of the FA Cup.
The game after Southampton next Saturday is at Hull City on Saturday, January 31st.
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