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Lloris still behind Friedel in Tottenham pecking order

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By Andrew Tuft

Monday 24 September 2012

Hugo Lloris has been told to expect a long wait to replace Brad Friedel at Tottenham Hotspur, the Daily Mirror has reported. Head Coach Andre Villas-Boas revealed that even if Friedel has a poor game, Lloris will not automatically replace him next time out.

Friedel was in superb form on Sunday against Queens Park Rangers, making a string of saves to keep Spurs in the contest against their London rivals. Tottenham failed to register a shot on target in the first-half but QPR peppered Friedel’s goal with attempts, with the former Aston Villa goalkeeper a match for all but Bobby Zamora’s 33rd minute strike.

Tottenham eventually fought back with two second-half goals inside as many minutes, the first an Alejandro Faurlin own goal after a Steven Caulker header from a Gareth Bale corner, with the winner coming from Jermain Defoe converting the rebound after Bale’s shot hit the crossbar.

After the match, Villas-Boas was effusive in his praise for Friedel. He said: “We’ve made Hugo alert that whenever Brad has a bad game we won’t pull a change. These things need to be taken very carefully…At the moment we are paying respect for a player who is performing very well and at the right time - if needed or not - we will think about it.

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