Krul pleased with Dutch chance
Newcastle keeper Tim Krul admits he was pleased, but not surprised, to start for the Netherlands in their win over Turkey.
The Netherlands secured a 2-0 victory in their World Cup qualifier against Turkey, with Krul picked ahead of Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg and Swansea stopper Michel Vorm. Krul has had to wait in the wings behind Stekelenburg in the past, but the Newcastle star managed to keep a clean sheet against Turkey and hopes to retain the number one spot for his national side. "It's hard to read [boss Louis] Van Gaal's intentions, but I've had a lot of contact with [the Netherlands keeper trainer]. He came to visit me a few times in Newcastle," Krul told Goal.com. "You feel... No, you don't feel it coming, you can't. But you do hope it happens." He added: "The trainers took me aside on Tuesday, and told me I was currently Netherlands' No.1 keeper. It's dream come true, something I've always hoped for. Fantastic."