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Tim Krul: Full focus is on the league now

23 January 2021

Tim Krul says Norwich City need to focus fully on the Sky Bet Championship run-in after their exit from the FA Cup.

City were beaten 1-0 by Barnsley at Oakwell and Krul said it was a difficult afternoon.

You don't want to make too many excuses but we made a few changes and the pitch today didn't help out way of playing," he said.

"We like to be prominent in possession and it was difficult. They pressed well today and you have to give some credit to Barnsley.

"We still came out of their press, just the end product wasn't there. We hit the crossbar, the effort was there, we all worked our socks off today. Just a bit of quality was lacking. It's normal, we've had a lot of players who haven't played for a couple of months. Onel, Kieran etc.

"There's some positives to take but we wanted to go through to the next round. It's a same that we're out.

"But we know the bigger picture is the league at the moment. We just have to finished it off properly with 21 games to go."

Krul has recently suffered from COVID-19 and admitted, whilst the virus took a lot out of him, he's needed the minutes recently to get back into his rhythm.

"I'm still recovering. I'm not a 100% yet. It's a horrible virus and it knocked me for six for at least five or six days.

"It wasn't great at all. I'm pleased to be back, it was a bad feeling for a few days. Today, was a good exercise to get my rhythm back.

"Full focus on the league now. We wanted to do something special this season in the cup but we'll have to do that in the league now."

Krul notched his 100th apperance for the club after playing at Oakwell and the City number one labelled it a 'big achievement'.

"I'm proud of that. It's a big achievement to do that for the club. It's been two and a half amazing years, there have been more ups than downs.

"I'm looking forward to another 100."


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