St James' Park, Newcastle

Next Game

Newcastle v Swansea

Saturday, 19 April 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Britannia Stadium

Last Game

Stoke City 1 - 0 Newcastle

Saturday, 12 April 2014, 15:07

Barclays Prem

Krul committed to Newcastle

Tim Krul has told Sky Sports that he is committed to Newcastle United and is 'really happy' on Tyneside.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 08:18 Post Comment

Tim Krul: Happy at Newcastle United

Tim Krul: Happy at Newcastle United

The Dutch international goalkeeper is a product of Newcastle's own youth system, having joined as a 17-year-old from Den Haag.

Krul has emerged as Holland's first choice and one of the Premier League's top goalkeepers since becoming Newcastle number one back in 2011.

Over the last 18-months Krul's name has been linked with some of Europe's top sides - but he is adamant that he is happy at the club.

"What the papers write I don't take notice any more, I have got a four years contract at Newcastle, I'm really happy," he told Sky Sports News.

"I love playing for this club, so I just focus on myself and getting a good season this season and then hopefully going to the World Cup."

Krul describes Newcastle as his 'second home' and does not think many clubs can match the atmosphere that he gets with St James' Park.

"It is my second home, I have been here eight years now, it's a second home and second family. Playing in front of 52,000 Geordies is a fantastic feeling and I don't think many clubs can beat that."

Disappointment

Newcastle have had an up and down start to the new season, and their last game - a home loss to Hull City - was a huge disappointment for everyone at the club.

"The first game [of the season] against City, was a hard game and everyone knew that - they have brought in a lot of top quality players and we knew it would not be easy but after that we kicked on," he said.

"But then Hull City and that was a missed step and we have to take it on the chin, but we gave it away really. Sometimes you have to take that hit and it's perhaps a wake up call as you can't take anything for granted.

"We are ready now, it was a mistake and we are looking forward to Monday."

Newcastle face Everton in Monday Night Football, and Krul admits that Everton's consistency in recent years is something Newcastle should look to copy.

"I like the manager [Roberto Martinez] a lot, I like his style of playing and he did a fantastic job at Wigan and it will be a hard game, it is always hard at Goodison and I am looking forward to the game," he continued.

"They are a good example, they have been in the top half for years. Two years ago we had a fantastic season, but unfortunately we haven't had a good season last season - but they are a good example and somewhere where we want to get to."

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Reus wants United move - Goetze

Mario Reus wants to leave Borussia Dortmund to join Manchester United, according to former teammate Mario Goetze.

Copa del Rey: 'Perfect night' for Gareth Bale as Real Madrid win final

Gareth Bale enjoyed a "perfect night" as his goal earned Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

Copa del Rey: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti hails match-winner Gareth Bale

Carlo Ancelotti was full of praise for Gareth Bale after his brilliant solo goal won Real Madrid the Copa del Rey final.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property