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Dutch hero Krul: I'll be ready for Argentina

Newcastle United's Holland goalkeeper Tim Krul says he's ready for any World Cup shootout with Argentina.

The Newcastle star became an instant Dutch hero on Saturday night after becoming the first substitute goalkeeper in World Cup history to come off the bench JUST for a penalty shoot-out.

Boss Louis van Gaal's bold tactical move paid off spectacularly with Krul coming on in the last minute of extra time and then saving two Costa Rica penalties.

Afterwards Krul revealed he psyched out his opponents by getting in their faces and telling them he knew exactly where they would aim for.

He will be back on the bench for Wednesday's last four clash in Sao Paulo.

But he has told Lionel Messi and co he is ready for more of the same.

"I'll study Argentina as well," said the 26-year-old.

"We've been studying and planning what we're going to do before every game with all the goalkeepers and the goalkeeping coach, so we're going to do that again.

"I watched them against Greece and studied them and I told the players that I knew where they were going to shoot to make them a bit nervous.

"I psyched them out. You try to do everything you can without being too aggressive. I tried to get in their minds.

"Maybe it worked."

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