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Tim: 'Award Will Take Pride Of Place'

Newcastle United FC

November's Premier League Player of the Month Tim Krul is honoured to win the award but says it was a team effort

By Anthony Marshall - Newcastle United Managing Editor

 

Tim Krul insists his Barclays Premier League Player of the Month award for November should be shared with his Newcastle United teammates.

The Dutch international goalkeeper was given the honour on Friday morning after an outstanding month in which he played a major part in helping the Magpies record four successive victories and two clean sheets.

But while Krul may have grabbed the headlines - and the gong - he is adamant it was a squad effort.

"It's a great honour and an individual prize, but in my mind it's one for the whole team because we did it together," the 25-year-old told nufc.co.uk.

"It was a fantastic month of four wins - four big wins. They were all tough games so to come out of the other side without having dropped a point was massive.

"It's nice that we have been recognised and appreciated with this award. It's definitely going to take pride of place in my house."

Krul's standout performance undoubtedly came at White Hart Lane when he kept Tottenham at bay with a record-breaking 14 saves en route to a 1-0 win.

And it is a game which will live long in the memory of the former ADO Den Haag youngster.

"Spurs was a major highlight - the best moment of my career - and it was so good to get that clean sheet in the end," said Krul.

"It was a busy afternoon but I had a lot of help, with the guys in front of me absolutely brilliant.

"Mapou cleared one off the line, Willo was brilliant and the full-backs as well. That made it complete."

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