Krul, expelled from the national team for refusing to train penalties

Tim Krul, a 34-year-old veteran goalkeeper and an international with the Netherlands since 2011, will not be called up by his national team again. This is what Louis van Gaal has decidedcurrent coach of the ‘Oranje’.

The coach named Jasper Cillessen, Mark Flekken and Andries Noppert for the League of Nations, leaving out Krul, a regular on his lists. But the Norwich goalkeeper was summoned to carry out specific penalty training together with his three teammates who had been summoned, a proposal that was rejected. Krul refused and Van Gaal, who takes no prisoners, has decided to nip the problem in the bud.

This is how he explained it at a press conference: “Krul called me to tell me that he would not come. I thought it was a shame, because I know he is the one who saves the most penalties. But there is no future for him in the ‘Oranje’, because he has not wanted to come. It is the consequence of his decision. I have always thought that penalties can be trained. It is not the same situation or the same pressure as in a game, but you can automate the processes and gain confidence. You can’t change the training policy at their clubs, but you can ask them to train penalties themselves.”

Krul, a goalkeeper known for being very resolute in maximum penalties -he is remembered for his heroic performance against Costa Rica in the penalty shootout, in the round of 16 of the 2014 World Cup-, says goodbye to the national team through the back door.

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