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Krul And Ryan Take Part In Facetime Q+a

By Alex Stedman • 11 April 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeping duo Maty Ryan and Tim Krul took time out to inspire the next generation of goalkeepers, after taking part in a Facetime Q&A session with Eastbourne Borough’s youth-team shot-stoppers.  
Both keepers were asked about their respective journeys in the game, and how they both worked their way to the top level of the game.
Ryan revealed, “I first became a goalkeeper when I was ten years old.
“Up until that point I’d been a striker and I just loved scoring goals, but I worked my way backwards!”
Krul spoke about how he began life out on the wing, before taking his place between the sticks.
“I started when I was nine. I was a left winger because I was quick at that time, but I’m a little bit slower now!
“We didn’t have a goalkeeper in our team so they said I should go in because I was the tallest – I’ve never got out since!
“I used to go outfield in training when I was younger when they needed someone to float between the sides – but that doesn’t happen now.”
Both keepers also spoke about their goalkeeping inspirations and the reasons for their selections.
“My idol growing up was probably Iker Casillas because he was a similar height to me in the sense that he wasn’t the tallest keeper.
“He’s got great qualities, but the height factor made him someone I looked up to.”
“My idol was Dutch like myself – Edwin van der Sar,” Krul added.
“He’s a legend in Holland, and I was lucky enough to play against him when I was with Newcastle and we played Manchester United.
“That was a dream come true for me.”

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