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Tim Krul: We put our bodies on the line and gave everything to win

27 October 2018

Tim Krul praised Norwich City's work ethic and intensity in their 1-0 win over Brentford on Saturday but admitted their win should have been more comfortable.

Emi Buendia's first-half finish was the difference between the two sides at Carrow Road and Krul said City had to work extremely hard for the three points as their defended their advantage in the second-half.

"It was another great three points," he said, speaking to after the game. "I think at the start of the week, we had three really difficult games [ahead of us] so to walk away with nine points, we can be really proud of ourselves.

"We made things a bit too difficult for ourselves. I think we could have killed off the game much earlier.

"Not just the penalty [save], we had a couple of other good chances. We should have been two or three-nil up and that would have helped us relax at the back a bit more as a team.

"But it doesn't matter how we win them. Sometimes, the performance isn't great but the intensity was there, we worked for each other, put bodies on the line and that's definitely been the big plus for us lately.

"Our strength at the moment in not just in the boys that are playing but we have an amazing squad here, ready to rumble."

City survived a real scare midway through the second-half when Neal Maupay struck the crossbar with an open goal in-front of him. However, Krul thought City were due some good luck.

"I was really relieved," he admitted. "You need a bit of luck sometimes and it's nice that it went our way. We've had our share of bad luck with a few own goals that went against us so it's nice. 

"But in the whole season, it will even itself out. We were due this and it's so amazing to walk away with three points."

Krul has been an ever-present for City in the Sky Bet Championship this season and he says he's thoroughly enjoying his time in Norfolk.

"I love it, I really do. We are building something special here. We've got a lovely setup which is amazing. It's a family club and we've got some real talent here.

"People are believing in the manager's philosophy, everybody is fully giving everything and everyone is committed. It's a real team effort at the moment."

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