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Tim Krul describes it as a ‘Fairytale’ after having been in a ‘Deep dark place’ at Newcastle United

7 months ago
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Tim Krul is back in the Premier League.

A win against Blackburn confirming promotion and a point at Villa in the final game would assure them going up as champions.

The former Newcastle goalkeeper coming back from a ‘Deep dark place’ he says.

The Dutch international had been first choice keeper for five years at St James Park, only for injury to take all of that away.

That injury in October 2015 when away with Holland, led to him being left on the sidelines at Newcastle and then Rafa Benitez making clear Tim Krul had no future at the club.

After a couple of disappointing loan spells, Krul moved to Brighton on a free transfer, but only played a few cup matches as Mathew Ryan established himself as number one last season.

Tim Krul thinks this nightmare has now turned into a ‘Fairytale’ and that is a fitting description for what has happened at Norwich overall.

Manager Daniel Farke achieving miracles after leaving his job as Borussia Dortmund reserve team manager.

Whilst elsewhere there was massive spending in the Championship, Norwich were forced to make a £30m profit on transfers last summer.

Some inspired business by Farke has seen him put together a side on a shoestring, with two stand out signings in particular, both free transfers. Tim Krul has played every minute in goal, whilst striker Teemu Pukki is the division’s top scorer (28 goals) and has nine assists.

Tim Krul was a great player and servant to Newcastle United so congratulations on his ‘fairytale’ journey back from the ‘deep, dark place he found himself in at Newcastle, after the injury.

Tim Krul:

“It is a fairytale.

“I have been in a deep dark place the last three years (before joining Norwich) when I did my injury (when at Newcastle), to stand here…I can’t thank enough people.

“The boss (Daniel Farke), Stuart Webber (Sporting Director), the club, the fans, because they stuck by us all season.

“We have so much talent in this group, it is amazing, we have been the best team all season.

“It has been such a journey, I have seen a lot in my career, but this is another chapter that…I need to write it all down.

“From the first game I played until now, the whole city is just bouncing.

“We are going to attack the Premier League with so much confidence and embrace it.

“A couple of days partying and then back to focus on getting the trophy (as champions).”

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