Eriksen mindful of last season’s Krul heroics ahead of Newcastle game

Christian Eriksen and Soldado Spurs

The Tottenham star is hoping his side beat the Dutchman this time around.

Spurs will be hoping lighting doesn't strike twice when they come up against Newcastle United and Tim Krul on Sunday afternoon.

Tottenham succumbed to a 1-0 win at home to Newcastle last season as result of a Loic Remy strike, though it was the performance of Krul at the other end that was the biggest factor in the result.

They managed 14 shots on target against the Dutchman, the most by any Premier League side since 2006-07, with the goalkeeper making a series of stunning saves to keep the home side from getting on the scoresheet.

Christian Eriksen played the full 90 minutes in that game, and was one of the Tottenham players denied by his heroics. Ahead of the repeat fixture this weekend the Dane was eager to remind fans of that game, as well as Newcastle's first win of the season against Leicester last week, stating that he hoped Spurs wouldn't have a similarly in form keeper between the posts for the Toon Army.

“Newcastle won last week, which will have lifted their confidence, and they will want to build on that, while we lost so we’ll be looking to hit back immediately. Both sides will want the points,” said the former Ajax star.

“I remember the match here against them last season when Tim Krul had one of the games of his life. We created so many chances but just couldn’t get past him that day.

“Hopefully he won’t have another game like that – but even if he does, hopefully we can put at least one of our chances past him this time and win the game.”

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