The manager of Tottenham Hotspur, Andre Villas Boas, has hailed his veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel for making some brilliant saves in the second half of the match against Queens Park Rangers which was played at the White Hart Lane on 23rd of September.

Tottenham managed to win that match by a close margin of 2-1, but, as Tottenham news reported, had Friedel not made two terrific saves towards the end of the match, the result could have been different. But, the American veteran looked in great touch in the entire match and played a key role in the victory of Spurs.

Friedel wasn’t given the opportunity to play in the match against Lazio and the new signing, Hugo Lloris, had played on Friedel’s place in that match. But, for the match against QPR, Villas Boas decided to bring his experienced goalkeeper back into the team and Friedel didn’t let the manager down.

When asked about Friedel’s performance, Villas Boas said, “He is a hugely experienced player and his reflexes are pretty good even at the age of 41. He has won so many matches for the club over the years and he deserves a lot of credit for the win against QPR. He is still the first choice goalkeeper for me.”

When asked about Hugo Lloris, the Tottenham manager said, “Hugo is a talented, young player, but, he will have to wait for his chances. You can’t drop Friedel at the moment. He is playing superbly and he doesn’t deserve to sit on the bench.”

Villas Boas also praised Jermain Defoe who scored the second goal for the Spurs against QPR. Villas Boas said, “Defoe has made full use of the opportunities that he has got in ongoing season. There is a strong competition between him and Clint Dempsey for the first team place. So, Defoe needs to continue his good form if he wants to get regular starting opportunities.”