When Brad Friedel arrived at White Hart Lane this summer we knew that he wasn’t just being brought in as cover for Heurelho Gomes but after taking the number one jersey at the start of the season, just where does this leave our Brazilian, error-prone keeper?
Despite publicly backing Gomes after high profile mistakes against Real Madrid and Chelsea last season, you could sense the frustration in Harry Redknapp and after picking up an injury towards the end of the campaign, it was left to Carlo Cudicini to turn in some solid performances that helped the club to fifth place.
So what can we expect from Gomes this season? After two league games Friedel has let in eight goals but does that mean he’ll be a scapegoat that lets the Brazilian back in?
Can he come back from this stage in his Spurs career to reclaim the number one jersey or is this the beginning of an end that sees him shipped out of White Hart Lane?
Will Heurelho Gomes be a hit or miss in 2011-12?