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Alan Pardew Answers Benfica Selection Question Early

9 years ago

With Rob Elliot doing so well in Tim Krul’s absence and so meaning there was no mad rush to bring the number one keeper back, fans were unsure of who would be playing in Lisbon on Thursday night.

However, once it was revealed that Tim Krul would be attending the Benfica pre-match press conference alongside the manager, we knew that Krul was coming straight back in and this is what he had to say;

“It is a fight to get the jersey back as he (Rob Elliot) has done great. He pushes me to my very best and I love training with him as his quality is good for the club.

Benfica have got great players and we have watched them on video this afternoon, we are really impressed with their quality.”

A bit rough on Elliot who has done so well, especially when Newcastle were up against it against Anzhi at St.James’ Park.

However, Tim Krul is one of the best keepers around and as Alan Pardew said, the match in Lisbon could well decide the tie.

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