‘I still feel it’s in our hands’ - Krul remains defiant about City’s survival chances
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Do not write us off – that’s the defiant message from goalkeeper Tim Krul, as Norwich City’s survival chances were damaged by yet another chance of three points slipping away.
Drawing 0-0 at Newcastle may have been a solid result but with Bournemouth winning the Canaries are now seven points from safety with 13 games remaining of the Premier League season.
City have taken six points from their last six games but draws against Tottenham, Crystal Palace and the Magpies really should have been wins with the chances Daniel Farke's team had.
"It felt like a loss if I'm honest," Krul said of the draw against his former club. "We just have to pick ourselves up.
"We're in great shape with what we've done in the last 13 or 14 games, apart from against Manchester United, I think we've done really well.
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"Especially over Christmas, we just haven't got those wins on board. But we've still got to play teams around us and those are the ones we have win.
"If we don't win them then that's a different story, but I still feel it's in our hands and we've got do everything we can in the last 13 games to get those six wins."
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The Dutchman revealed that even the Newcastle players were surprised at how positive City's performance was, for a team bottom of the table.
"We've grown and grown as the season has gone on," Krul continued. "It's just so hard to take, because even the Newcastle players were like 'how are you guys bottom?' - all of them.
"And it is the truth, all of the people writing us off, I'm still not writing us off, for sure. We've still got West Ham, Southampton, all of those teams around us - and we'll need to beat one of the big boys, so that starts with Liverpool after the break."
Match of the Day pundit Danny Murphy recently described the Canaries as the "best bottom of the table team" that he's seen in the Premier League.
Asked if he can take any heart from that statement from the former Liverpool midfielder, the keeper said: "No, but he's right though! Teams at the bottom normally are nervous but they (Newcastle) played really nervously and we tried to do the right things, go through our processes. So it's hard."