Tim Krul has represented Netherlands 15 times since 2011 and has forged a reputation for saving penalties after stopping two in the 2014 World Cup against Costa Rica
Tim Krul has been told he will not be selected for the Netherlands at the upcoming Qatar World Cup after missing out on a recent international call-up.
The Norwich City number one has won 15 caps for his country since making his senior debut in 2011 and has made a name for himself when it comes to saving penalties.
During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Dutch manager Louis Van Gaal brought on Krul in the 120th minute against Costa Rica in the quarter-finals for the ensuing penalty shoot out. Krul saved two of the five penalties as the Netherlands won 4-3.
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Eight years later and it seems that penalties will be the reason Krul will not travel to Qatar, with Van Gaal claiming on Thursday that the goalkeeper did not want to take part in a specialised penalty study and the former Manchester United boss has said that as a consequence, he will not be make the final squad.
"[Tim] Krul called me to tell me that he will pass. I thought it was a shame, because I know that he stops the most penalties in terms of statistics," said van Gaal. "There is no future for him at the Orange, because he did not want to come. That is the consequence of his decision
"I've always thought that you can train a penalty kick. Not the moment and the pressure, but you can automate your process and that gives confidence. I have convinced the boys that they can do something with it, that players at the club will train for penalties.
"You cannot change the training policy at their club, but you can request them to practice their own penalty kicks."
Krul last featured for the Netherlands in a friendly against Scotland in September 2021.
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