Krul’s debt to the Canaries

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul is missing the Saturday afternoon buzz from football Picture: Paul Ches

Norwich City keeper Tim Krul is missing the Saturday afternoon buzz from football Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Tim Krul admits he owes Norwich City a debt for reviving his career.

The Canaries’ number one has been a key figure for his club in the past two seasons and was on the verge of an international recall for Holland prior to football’s lockdown.

Krul’s best days looked behind him after a bit-part role at Brighton following his release from Newcastle, but the impressive keeper is now a firm fans’ favourite at Carrow Road.

“I am just pleased I have managed to get back to the level I felt I was at before in my career,” he said. “I am at a great club, I have a great connection with the fans.

“I had a great conversation with the national team boss and he was very impressed with what I had done in the past two seasons. Obviously the Euros, if they had taken place this summer, would have meant three amazing home games for Holland in Amsterdam.

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“That would have been something to look forward to. But there are more important things happening at the moment.”

Krul, interviewed for the latest Match of the Day magazine, revealed how hard Daniel Farke and City’s fitness coaches are working the players as they train remotely during the global pandemic.

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“We are doing individual work and yoga sessions as a group but this manager has made it clear if we come back and the body fat is too high you won’t be playing,” he said. “They are very hot on that in terms of the fitness guys.

“I am just trying to take the positives out of it. Spending more time with the family. Normally I am away one or two nights a week and I have a six year old daughter who is enjoying me being around a lot more.

“Of course I am missing it massively not to be able to play in the stadiums on a Saturday. That is the big one.”

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