Krul: We can cope without Colo

Tim Krul believes Newcastle United will be able to handle the loss of Fabricio Coloccini after the captain's red card in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Liverpool.

Last Updated: 09/11/12 at 08:26 Post Comment

Tim Krul: Feels Newcastle will cope without Fabricio Coloccini

Tim Krul: Feels Newcastle will cope without Fabricio Coloccini

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Coloccini will miss Newcastle's upcoming Premier League games against West Ham United, Swansea City and Southampton after being sent off for his challenge on Luis Suarez.

Magpies keeper Krul concedes that further changes to the defence are not ideal after an unsettled start to the season due to injuries.

However, the Netherlands international is confident that Newcastle will be able to cope without Coloccini's influence and still pick up wins.

"There are going to be more changes in the backline now and that's always something you could really do without," said Krul.

"Fabricio is one of our star players, so it is a shame we will be without him.

"It's happened, though, and we have to handle it, just like we've handled it all year. We'll be all right.

"The spirit is definitely back, a real determination within the squad that was there last season as well.

"The next four or five games are going to be massive for us and ones we feel we can definitely get three points from."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

t's wrong to be making a joke out of Bender's name at the expense of gay people. It's the kind of childish, uncivilised thing that Football365 would deride and ridicule if it was another media outlet saying. Why is there a need for jokes like this? Does it make your writers feel like men? F365 might suggest that I 'lighten up', but it is genuinely traumatic for people who have been oppressed all their lives to be the butt of jokes, and to be told...

anamsport
The Beeriod Gossip

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

Footer 365

Arsenal 1 Chelsea 0: Gunners win Community Shield

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored as Arsenal won the Community Shield with a 1-0 victory over Chelsea, with Arsene Wenger finally beating Jose Mourinho.

Angel Di Maria poised for medical ahead of move to PSG

Manchester United's Angel Di Maria is expected to undergo a medical in the next 24 hours ahead of a move to PSG.

Mourinho plans to manage into his 70s

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho believes he is a better manager than he was 10 years ago - and he wants to continue until he's in his 70s.

Mail Box

Neville Has It Wrong On Chelsea...

One Mailboxer says that the Neviller has it slightly wrong on Chelsea. Plus thoughts on sexy Saints, pre-season reviews, Connor Wickham and televised analysis...

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

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