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Tim Krul: We need to remain positive

31 August 2019

Tim Krul insisted it’s important for Norwich City not to get too downbeat following their 2-0 defeat at West Ham United.

City were beaten at London Stadium on Saturday afternoon following a goal in each half from Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko.

The Canaries stopper urged his teammates to stay positive as they enter the international break.

“There are mixed feelings,” he said. “Until the goal we were dominating the game and right at that time, I felt their fans were going to turn on them a little bit.

“Goals change games and that’s the Premier League. They’ve got some amazing quality up-front and we didn’t manage to deal with that.

“The first goal is a shame because we could have definitely dealt with that better. Apart from that, we created a few chances and the finishing touch wasn’t quite there.

“They showed that extra bit of quality that we didn’t have today. Their manager [Manuel Pellegrini] pulled me after the game and said: ‘Whatever you guys do, do not change.’

“It’s hurt to lose but you have to take it on the chin. We were hoping for a result today.”

City’s young group have faced a difficult start to the campaign with games against some of the Premier League’s top clubs.

And Krul said it was important for the squad as a whole to learn from their challenges against quality opposition.

“Every game, you’re going to learn. The boys know they are facing some special talent on that pitch, Man City is going to be another level again.

“We’ll just have to learn from the little mistakes today but not get too high and not get too low.

“I’m proud of the boys because we showed some quality. We just have to be a bit more clinical at the end.”

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