Newcastle United’s Tim Krul is ready to earn his spurs

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TIM Krul says Newcastle United will have no fear at White Hart Lane – despite Tottenham Hotspur’s fearsome attack.

Krul will be the last line of defence when Alan Pardew’s side take on Spurs this evening looking for a third consecutive victory.

The 23-year-old believes all the pressure is on Harry Redknapp’s side – who are odds-on favourites to claim all three points – and the goalkeeper hopes that will play into United’s hands.

The game is Spurs’ first since Redknapp was cleared of charges of tax evasion this week.

And emotions will be running high at White Hart Lane, with Redknapp – whose side are third in the Premier League – the favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager.

Newcastle, in fifth, are still within reach of the Champions League places themselves and Krul is confident he and his team-mates will keep their focus between now and the end of the season.

“We’ve got 14 finals – we know where we’re at,” Krul said. “We’ll keep taking it week by week and keep grafting away.

“We have to keep this momentum going. It’s not a game we have to win, but that also means there’s no pressure on us.

“We’ll just go out there a right good go.

“I’ve said it all season – we can beat anybody. If we’re committed and everybody goes out there and proves themselves, we can beat anybody.”

Newcastle lost 2-0 at Tottenham last season, with Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon on target.

“It was a tight game (last season), but they showed that extra quality,” said Krul. “We know it’s going to be difficult, because they’ve got fantastic players, but what momentum we’ve got at the minute.

“It’s a fantastic place to go and we’re looking forward to it.

“We just want to keep going. We’re 24 games into the season and it’s incredible. We can’t wait for the next one.”