Elliot Not The Kid ITV Claim

10 March 2013 10:51
Alan Pardew has been delighted with the way Rob Elliot has replaced Tim Krul.

Although the ITV commentators on Thursday refered to him as a "very young goalkeeper" - he is actually 26.

Alan Pardew: “It’s a tough agenda for him because Tim is a Dutch international and a great goalkeeper, and the fans love him here, so there’s always that pressure.

“But I never doubted his ability. The only problem Rob had when I first managed him was a lack of confidence.

“But we pursued him because we knew that.

"After I left and (goalkeeping coach) Andy Woodman stayed there, he grew as a first-team goalkeeper and confidence was all the problem was.

"Now he’s got that.”


Source: Newcastle United Mad


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