Tim Krul

Dutch international Tim Krul firmly believes Norwich City is the best club for him at the minute and doesn’t feel the need to venture elsewhere. 

Tim Krul has been on top form for Norwich who helped him revive his career that had been injury-stricken for a lengthy period of time following his arrival as a free agent back in the summer of 2018.

The 32-year-old now feels he wants to reciprocate the same energy with the Netherlands who are aiming for Euro glory next year in the delayed summer campaign.

The Dutch international also added that he is content being in the English Championship as he feels he will continue to be guaranteed game time as opposed to warming the bench in the Premier League.

“I don’t want to be the second goalkeeper on the bench at a Premier League club,” Krul said as quoted by Pink Un.

“At my age, playing is the most important thing and now I can show myself every three, four days.

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“What also plays a role is the way we want to play at Norwich City is similar to the Oranje, we also build from behind.

“If I did choose a Premier League club that ended up in the relegation zone and only playing a long ball game then I will be less attractive to Oranje.

“I hope I get the chance now. It is up to me to show that I have added value for this team.”

Tim Krul made his return to the Dutch national team’s 3-1 victory Bosnia since sustaining a serious knee injury five years ago.

He is in contention to be between the sticks for Wednesday’s tough fixture against Poland in place of Jasper Cillessen who is on the sidelines with an injury.

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“I mainly try to enjoy the moment now; how I enter a game, how I stand on the field. Because I know things can change quickly,” he said, quoted in Dutch newspaper Trouw. “Physically and mentally I feel better than ever.

“If someone tells you your recovery will take nine to twelve months, then as a top athlete you will go for nine months. But after twelve months I still had pain in that knee every day. Then you start to doubt yourself.

“At Brighton, where I went a year later (after leaving Newcastle), I sat on the bench every week, but by training hard every day I rediscovered my faith and love for football there.

“There I said to myself, ‘I am too young to spend years on the couch’. With that belief, I decided to go to the Championship and Norwich.”

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