Date: 21st September 2017 at 11:30am
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Having completed his permanent move from Newcastle United this week, Tim Krul has said he’s focused on establishing himself as Brighton’s number one goalkeeper this season.

Speaking to the Official Site after his impressive debut against Bournemouth in midweek, with his permanent deal and 12 month contract now signed, the Dutchman’s aim is simple moving forward.

‘That`s what I`m here for now, just to show that I`m ready if the gaffer needs me. I`d love to be back playing in the Premier League, but Maty`s Ryan a great goalkeeper. I love playing in England – I`ve always said that – and I want to stay playing in the Premier League for as long as possible.’

The Netherlands international went on to say.

‘I`ve played almost 160 games in the Premier League and hopefully I can continue that with Brighton. I`m 29, so I`ve still got a good few years left in me. I was at Newcastle for 11 years and I loved my time there, but I`m looking forward to a new challenge and chapter in my career.’

Having lost to Bournemouth, looking back to that game Krul was obviously disappointed but like Chris Hughton, he spoke of the small margins that are costing us, but also the positives we can take from small improvements.

‘We knew it wasn’t going to be easy, but we were solid at the back and everyone was putting the tackles in, putting their bodies on the line. The manager and staff set us up and the plan nearly worked to perfection. For 90 minutes, we did everything we needed to do, but they just nicked it in extra time.’

He added.

‘There`s a real team spirit at the club and that`s one of the major strengths that we`re going to need this season. The team is together, and even on Friday it was small margins – we hit the crossbar. It will come, we just have to keep believing.’

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