Clearing the air or something less sinister?

by Matthew Harris on September 10, 2012

The Hugo Lloris issue is an unwelcome distraction at the moment and while it’s tempting to ignore it, the stories as to who is our number one just won’t go away.

Over the weekend, Brad Friedel stirred those reports as he insisted that he remained AVB’s first choice.

“The fact of the matter is, right now, we have four quality goalkeepers at the football club. Right now I believe the shirt is mine to lose. I believe the manager came out and said that,” Brad stated.

“I think everyone just needs to have open and honest dialogue through the whole thing because at the end of the day what’s best is for Tottenham to get points on the board.”

Meanwhile, Lloris has said in response to suggestions that he will start on the bench. “Obviously it’s never nice, but we’ll see when we return to work on Wednesday.”

That has led to claims of ‘clear the air talks’ and it all begs the question of whether Hugo or his agent thought to ask the question prior to signing.

Meanwhile, Brad also said that it was never easy for a goalkeeper to come straight into the Premier League after joining from overseas – probably the most sensible comment to date.

This one will continue to run but would anyone be surprised to see Friedel between the posts on Sunday?

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