The KC Stadium

Next Game

Hull City v Newcastle

Saturday, 31 January 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

St James' Park, Newcastle

Last Game

Newcastle 1 - 2 So'ton

Saturday, 17 January 2015, 17:30

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

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

ne of the conclusions from this list is that Man City should never buy a striker in January - good luck Wilfried Bony....

Savinator
F365's Top Ten Worst January Panic Buys

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: FA charges Chelsea striker Diego Costa over 'stamp' on Liverpool's Emre Can

The FA have charged Chelsea striker Diego Costa with violent conduct over his clash with Liverpool's Emre Can on Tuesday.

Transfer news: Arsenal complete the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel Paulista

Arsenal have completed the signing of Villarreal defender Gabriel on a long-term deal, for an undisclosed fee.

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell

Gabriel Paulista has joined Arsenal from Villarreal, with striker Joel Campbell going to the Spanish club on loan.

Mail Box

Erm... Balotelli To QPR..?

It's an afternoon Mailbox that offers the reaction to the reaction, with a defence for Diego Costa offered, and Balotelli mooted to move to QPR. Plus a silly idea about the Mails...

'Diego Costa Is A Thug.' Sore Losers..?

There is plenty of fallout from Diego Costa's stamps of authority on Tuesday's League Cup semi-final. Plus Blatter, Rodgers' substitutions and stretching the transfer truth...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company