Krul is raring to go again this time around and underlined his importance to Newcastle with a performance at Man City that kept the score down to single figures.
He told the Evening Chronicle: “On a personal level I’m glad I’m back – it’s been a few months – and I can take a lot of confidence out of the game for myself. I’ve been working hard over the summer.
“From a team point of view, it was never going to be easy.
“City are a top, top team – £100m has been invested in players. You’ve always got little doubts in your own head, and Monday took everything away.
“In the first four minutes I got those doubts out of my head - I was tested on my shoulder straight away.
“I was really, really happy with that. I’m back now, and hopefully I can play the remaining 37 Premier League games, like I did two years ago.”
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