Krul hoping for Netherlands return (©GettyImages)
Krul hoping for Netherlands return (©GettyImages).

Tim Krul hopeful of World Cup despite friendly snub

Published Add your comment

Netherlands goalkeeper Tim Krul remains hopeful that he can secure his place on the flight to Brazil despite being left out of Louis van Gaal's latest squad. 

Krul has been in impressive form for an inconsistent Newcastle United this season, keeping eight Premier League clean sheets and was expected to come up against teammates Loic Remy, Moussa Sissoko and Mathieu Debuchy as his nation face France on Wednesday. 

Although the 25-year-old was a surprise omission from Van Gaal's squad, he is confident that his remaining performances in the Premier League will secure his place in the World Cup squad. 

"It's disappointing, obviously," he told told

"I love playing for my country and my aim is to go to Brazil in the summer; that is what I want.

"There are ten games left of this season and I have to show them (the national coaches) that I am good enough to be part of our World Cup squad.

"That is all I can do now. My own performances for Newcastle between now and the end of the season are so important.

The former ADO Den Haag stopper has represented his country at almost every age group and after picking up five caps for the senior team, he is fully focused on representing the Dutch in Brazil. 

"Playing at the World Cup is the pinnacle of any player's career. It is what you dream about as a kid and I am no different.

"I have to work hard and fight hard to get back into the squad."

Netherlands travel to Paris to play France on Wednesday evening in Stade de France in a World Cup warm-up game.

Write for GiveMeSport! Sign-up to the GMS Writing Academy here:

DISCLAIMER: This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Read more

back to top