Netherlands national team manager Frank De Boer announced today that Tim Krul will have a new chance to play for his country.

Following Jasper Cillessen’s injury, the Norwich City star was chosen to start in the friendly against Spain on Wednesday.

Tim Krul’s presence in the national team is a source of several stories, since he was out of the Oranje selection for over three years during his struggles with injuries.

So outlet Trouw features an interview with him today where he speaks about his fight to get back in shape and prove himself both at club and international level.

“I’ve been feeling good about myself for a while,” said Tim Krul. “I think I’ve been back on the right track for a few years now.”

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“If someone says to you: your recovery will take nine to twelve months, then as a top athlete you will go for nine months. But after twelve months I still had pain in that knee every day. Then you start to doubt yourself. ”

The goalkeeper says that’s one of the reasons why he chose to move to Norwich City in 2018.

“At Brighton I sat on the bench every week, but by training hard every day, I rediscovered the faith and love for football there. There I said to myself: I’m too young to sit on the bench for a year. With that belief I then decided to go to the Championship.”

The Oranje are playing Spain in a friendly on Wednesday, and then facing Bosnia on Sunday and Poland the next Wednesday, both for the Nations League.