Norwich City goalkeeper Tim Krul says he and his teammates are full of belief in one another following Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Carrow Road.
“We can be proud of what we showed today,” he said. “At the world class level, you need that extra bit of luck and they had that today. We believe in each other in this changing room, whatever happens. The crowd was amazing, and they were there for us the whole game.
“This club is definitely going places and we just have to keep believing our philosophy because today it nearly worked to full perfection. At the end of the day, results count and unfortunately, it’s zero points for us. Hopefully we can pick something up next week.”
Liverpool travelled to Norfolk with 55 points between them and Norwich, so the size of the task came as no surprise, but City still performed admirably.
“We played the best team in the world so it’s not a shame to lose but we did enough to get something – at least a draw,” Krul said. “We had some good chances in the first half and went through one-on-one with Alisson a couple of times. We just missed the final bit of quality.
“They brought Sadio Mane on – a world class striker – and to bring the ball down and finish like he did was the difference today.”
Carrow Road was a cauldron of noise on the night, with City fans getting fully behind the Canaries from the first to the last minute, and Krul says it didn’t go un-noticed.
“They’ve been there all season and I’ve been full of praise for them,” he said. “To come out of the tunnel before the game starts and hear that noise; if you can’t get up for that kind of atmosphere you’d better not turn up.
“From the moment I came here 18 months ago to now is incredible. We shouldn’t forget the steps this club has made, but it hurts because it would have been a fairy tale to win against Liverpool and be the first team to beat them this season.”