When interviewed after the latest defeat against Spurs, John Carver went off on one when asked if Tim Krul was at fault for losing the game.
The Newcastle Head Coach talking about conceding two really bad goals and was then pressed on who or what was responsible for those goals that cost Newcastle the match.
The first two goals conceded being a long range effort and a free-kick that was crossed in from wide and ended up in the net.
Taking into account John Carver’s angry response to the question even being posed, you might have thought there would have been a bit better preparation, considering these questions to, and answers from, the Head Coach were part of an interview on the club’s own official TV channel:
“But again we have conceded two bad goals, two really bad goals – forget about the third goal because we were pushing. You can’t keep doing that.
(Interviewer) ‘You say bad goals, is it defensively…, is it Tim Krul…?’
“No No No, absolutely not Tim Krul.
“We lose possession in the middle third when we have got comfortable possession, breaking on them. We turn back on ourselves and Gouff gives it away and it ends up in the back of our net.”
Blaming Tim Krul:
“I don’t know why people are trying to blame Tim Krul, you have to prevent the first situation happening.
“The second comes from a lateral free-kick that we seem to concede every other week. Somebody just has to go and head the ball and clear it, we didn’t do that.”
(Interviewer)‘Tim Krul makes a couple of fantastic saves as well…?’
“Yes, but you don’t hear about the good things he does.
“People only want to talk about the bad things and Tim has made two great saves which kept the scoreline down. So he has to take a bit of credit for that.”