A Very Tough Debut For Newcastle Goalkeeper

It was great to see Tim Krul make his comeback after being out for over 15 months with  serious ACL knee ligament injury, when he made his debut for AZ Alkmaar against PSV on Saturday.

But with PSV’s first two shots, Alkmaar were 2-0 down and things did not go well for the home side who lost the game 4-2 to the 3rd placed side.

Tim Krul in action during AZ Alkmaar debut

Krul had no chance with either shot, but of course he will need a few games to get back in the groove.

But we are pleased he will be getting games at AZ Alkmaar, after having an absolute nightmare time of it at Ajax in the first half of the season.

This is what Tim had to say after the game:

“I have mixed feelings, to be honest,”

“I am pleased to be back playing pain-free after one year. But I am disappointed that we did not get a result.”

“I believe that we gave three goals away, and we know that PSV are not shy in taking their chances. We were not sharp enough.”

“We have a fantastic group with a lot of talent, and we have to learn quickly and look ahead to our next game.”

“It will take a few games to find my rhythm again.”

Tim will now work hard to get back to his top form and then he will have a chance in pre-season to show Rafa Benitez what he can do – and if he returns to his best form he could still be the best goalkeeper we have at the club.

And Tim also has plenty of Premier League experience too.

But it’s now up to Tim and we wish him all the very best in his comeback.

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