Tim Krul: 'Newcastle United belong in Europa League final 16'

Krul: 'We belong in final 16'
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Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul believes that the Magpies "belong" in the final 16 of the Europa League.

Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul believes that he and his teammates "belong" in the Europa League following their progression into the final 16.

The North-East outfit have set up a clash against Anzhi Makhachkala in the next round with a 1-0 victory over Metalist Kharkiv in Ukraine, courtesy of a penalty by Shola Ameobi.

"It's massive for the club to be in the last 16 of the Europa League," Krul told the club's official website. "I think that's where we belong.

"It's great for the club like Newcastle to be in the draw for the last 16. We're going to Anzhi now and that's a great prospect which I'm really looking forward to."

In contrast, the Magpies are just four points away from the relegation zone in the Premier League table.

Papiss Cisse appeals to the linesman after having a second goal ruled out in the Europa League match against Metalist Kharkiv on February 14, 2013
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