While Spurs fans wait to see which new faces, if any, will take their place in the line up for our first Premier League game of the season, the Evening Standard claims today that one critical selection has already been decided.
When Brad Friedel joined the club at the start of the summer, it was felt that he would provide genuine competition for the number one jersey. Towards the end of the season, Carlo Cudicini had stepped in to cover for Heurelho Gomes, after the Brazilian had sustained an injury that followed a succession of high profile errors. Against Real Madrid and in the Premier League at Chelsea, Gomes had shown just how error prone he can be when at his worst.
In South Africa, all three goalkeepers were tried and it was Gomes who turned in the best display. That essentially seems to be the basis by which the Evening Standard has declared that it will be the Brazilian in goal when Everton travel to the Lane next month.
Whether the assumption is correct or not, the story is bound to get a mixed reception from Tottenham fans. Who would you start between the posts when we take on Everton in August?