Brad Friedel, Wednesday, July 11, 2012
We'll welcome any good addition to the squad. When I first signed here there was no secret that at some stage Tottenham Hotspur would need a long term number one goal keeper. I'm 41 years old. This could be my final season. I'm here and I'm contracted to the football club and I'll do whatever is asked of me. Whether that's a number 1, a number 2, a number 3...I'll do it to the best of my ability. It's easier as you get older to realise it but this is a team sport and the ego's have to take a back seat if you want to be successful
Sharing this quote from pre-season as it's fair to say some people have forgotten all about it. I've seen some supporters on social media discuss how Lloris only started this past weekend because of 'board pressure' along with France playing and how it would cause issues with Andre Villas-Boas if the French number one wasn't involved at club level. So it's unlikely that the coach picks the team based on fixtures and tactics and that the decisions on player selection is conducted by directors and people outside of Spurs that have no influence or direct relationship with the club. Nothing it seems is ever conducted as normal routine, there is always a conspiracy sitting in its shadow.
Stranger than fiction?