Six years later and the Toon goalkeeper cannot wait to face Metalist Kharkiv in the Ukraine, saying he loves the European experience.
Tim Krul: “Palermo was my first game for the club and I was only 18 at the time, so it was a massive day for me and one I will never forget.
“It was the Uefa Cup back then and it was a special moment.
“Was I nervous? Yes, because it was my first game for a massive club such as this. It was a European game as well so it really was something else.
“Our main this season is the Premier League.
“That is normal. The Europa League, however, is an exciting place to be and especially at Newcastle United where we hope to be in it for a long time.
“The European nights are special. As young boy I always wanted to play in European competition, and I’m definitely excited about this game.
“Funnily enough, I know quite a lot about their stadium because we (Holland) played all our three groups games in the Euros there last summer. I didn’t now much about them as a team, but we know everything about the players now.”
Source: Newcastle United Mad