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Tim Krul ready to show his worth once again

24 July 2018

Tim Krul believes he is more than capable of reaching the previous high standards he's set in his career after joining Norwich City on a two-year deal.

After years as Newcastle's number one goalkeeper and a regular in the Dutch national squad, Krul has endured a frustrating couple of seasons after injury and lack of game-time.

However, the 30-year-old says he is looking forward to "kickstarting" his career once again.

"As a goalkeeper you have one position. Last year Matty Ryan had a pretty good season at Brighton and they brought me in to challenge him," said Krul.

"He had a bit of a rough start but the moment I walked through the door, he had a blinder but that’s part and parcel of being a goalkeeper.

"I’ve learned a lot, it was a nice part of the world. Chris Hughton is top, top manager and said to me: ‘You’re not a number two, go back to playing and show what people what you’re capable of.’

"I’m 30 so I’ve had a lot of games for Newcastle in my 11 years there and that’s definitely helped me to become the person I am now.

"It feels like a new kickstart in my career. I’ve done what I’ve done and I just can’t wait to show what I’m worth on the pitch again."

Krul has plenty of experience playing in England and he believes that will help him in the upcoming season.

"It’s not going to be easy, it’s a long season," he continued. "I’ve had a season with Newcastle in the Championship so I know about it but it’s exciting.

"There are lots of big clubs in this league like Norwich – it’s a massive club and it had plenty of years in Premier League.

"I’ve played a few times at Carrow Road with Newcastle and I’ve always really enjoyed playing there.

"It’s got a good atmosphere and I heard a lot of season tickets have been sold so the support is there and that’s really important.

"It’s a long season and you need the fans to be behind us and with 21,000 season tickets already sold, it will be massive for us."

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