It was very good to see Tim Krul finally play a first team again on Saturday when he played the whole game for AK Alkmaar in their 4-2 defeat at home to PSV.
Tim has massive experience from the Premier League and that experience can be a big help to the Dutch club, as they are in 7th place in the Eredivisie with Feyenoord 5 points clear of Ajax with 54 points.
And Tim deserves all the luck in the world after his nightmare time at Ajax in the first part of the season.
Tim Krul in action for AK Alkmaar
That’s the first game for Tim since he suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in his knee playing for the Netherlands in a Europa 2016 qualifier a year last October.
This is what Tim had to say after the game:
“I believe that we gave three goals away tonight 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.”
“I had hoped to be decisive for AZ tonight but I am confident I will be in the coming weeks and it will take a few games to find my rhythm again.”
The goalkeeping situation is interesting at Newcastle and who will be number one goalkeeper at Newcastle next season is a very good question.
It would not be a surprise if Rob Elliot forces his way past Karl Darlow before the end of this season.
Rafa will have to let one of his four senior goalkeepers leave this summer.
It’s between Tim Krul, Rob Elliot, Karl Darlow and Matz Sels and we cannot forget young Freddie Woodman, who could be the number one goalkeeper in a couple of years time.
We expect Freddie to be loaned out next season – maybe to a Championship club – to aid in his development as a future potential top class England goalkeeper.
We now hope Tim Krul can get many games in Holland before the end of this season so he is ready to fight for his Newcastle career in pre-season.
What do you think?