If Ever A Keeper Won A Match ...

Last updated : 25 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Alan Pardew: “We won 1-0 there (White Hart Lane) last year and played well but yes, I do hope Tim Krul has a quieter afternoon.

"He had to produce three really outstanding saves. It was his top performance of last year.

“Looking at Spurs this year, they have been hot and cold.

"When they are hot, they are really hot but they have had a couple of cold weeks and we hope we can cash in on one of those and exploit it.

"You have to take collective responsibility when you concede goals.

“Tim is a player who is going to get even better. That is the beauty with him. He has great experience already but with age, keepers improve.

“They understand the angles and opposition players more as they grow older.

"As long as they do not lose that spring and alertness – and Tim is too young for that – they are going to improve and Tim goes back there an even better player.

“He is up there with the best goalies I have ever worked with and I have worked with one or two good ones.”