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Krul and Godfrey address season so far, atmosphere and criticism with local fan group

28 March 2019

Norwich City’s Tim Krul and Ben Godfrey addressed a number of topics with local podcasters Along Come Norwich at the Colney Training Centre on Thursday.

Krul has been an ever-present for City in the league this season, with Godfrey coming in to start the victory over Bolton back in December and playing every minute since.

The pair were first asked about the recent six-game winning sequence and which part of that run they felt was most significant.

Godfrey said: “Bristol City at home was a big win. The form they were in made it a massive step. We ended their hopes of getting automatic promotion.

“Rotherham as well. I think they had only lost four at home all season, so that was a great achievement. They are no mugs.

Krul added: “Every single game has been tight and lots of people think we are going to slip up. But the manager has said it: ‘Whatever task is thrown at us, we deal with it’.

“We’ve been great at recovering from setbacks. The heads go down at other clubs but the spirit we have, it enables us to turn games around.”

Another cog in that sequence was the 3-2 victory over Hull City on March 13 and Krul was asked about the reaction of members of the crowd to a mistake his made in the lead up to the Tigers’ first goal.

“I totally understand where they [the fans] are coming from,” he said. “They know what is up for grabs. The way we play is risky. I’m well aware if I make a mistake, it’s a goal. If I was a fan at Hull, I would do the same.

“The reaction in the second-half needs to be getting behind the boys. That was what I was disappointed with. It’s not going to help.

“We are playing a difficult style and it’s why we have had success. If I keep lumping it to our small forwards like Onel, Teemu and Emi, it will come straight back.”

The pair were both glowing in their analysis of the atmosphere at Carrow Road, which has been boosted this season by the work of Along Come Norwich and Barclay End Norwich who have assembled flags in the lower Barclay area of the stadium.

“Around Norwich, it’s very positive,” said Godfrey. “At the games it’s been top notch. It’s nervy because if we don’t win it gets tight. I get that but the boys react so well when the noise levels go up.

“It helps us so much,” Krul added. “I get shivers thinking about it, there is no better feeling than seeing the flags. We think it is a yellow wall.

“The next four homes and also away games – my message to the fans is to get behind us. We will make mistakes, that’s how we play, but we’re all in this together.”

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