Friedel ‘happy’ at Tottenham
Veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel says he is ‘very happy’ at
Tottenham following reports he is wanted back at former club
Friedel spent almost eight years at Ewood Park earlier in his
career and the Championship club are rumoured to be keen to offer
the 41-year-old a player/coach role.
Andre Villas-Boas wants to retain the American at White Hart
Lane and Friedel insists he is in no hurry to leave the Premier
“I cannot answer questions (about a potential January move),”
Friedel said. “It’s all hypothetical. Right now I am a Tottenham
player and I am very happy here.
“I have no idea (about Blackburn’s interest). When I was
apparently contemplating doing a medical I was at home having
Thanksgiving dinner with my family.
“What happens between club and club a lot of times players don’t
know. At the end of the day I am contracted to Tottenham and am
concentrating on Tottenham.”
Summer signing Hugo Lloris appears to have usurped Friedel as
Spurs’ No.1 in recent weeks, but the former Liverpool keeper is
happy to have competition for a starting spot.
He added: “There is no rivalry with Hugo, but do I thrive on
competition? Absolutely. I wouldn’t be playing at the age of 41 if
“At every club I have been at for the last 21 seasons there has
been competition for places.
“When I signed it was a two-year contract. I figured I would
play last year. This year was unknown. They have been on the
look-out for a long-term number one goalkeeper for a couple of
“This club wants to be in the Champions League. They want to be
there every single year and they want to be trying to win trophies
all the time so they continuously have to buy good players in every
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