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Holland keeper Krul defends his shootout antics

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul defended his penalty shootout antics in Holland's World Cup win over Costa Rica.

The goalkeeper drew criticism for his antics during the penalty showdown, though. The Newcastle player spoke to every Costa Rican penalty taker as they prepared to take their kick and he also walked around the penalty area in order to psyche the opposing player out.

Some believe Krul went too far with his actions, but the 26-year-old denied what he did was not in the spirit of the game.

"I don't think I did anything wrong," the Holland goalkeeper told a press conference in Rio on Sunday.

"I did nothing crazy. I didn't shout in an aggressive manner. I told them I knew where they were going because I had analysed it.

"I was trying to get in their heads and it worked. I am over the moon I saved two penalties doing that."

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