The goalkeeper of Tottenham Hotspur, Brad Friedel, has said that winning the Europa League was one of the goals of his team before the start of this season and he is glad that his team is on the right track to achieve that goal.

The Spurs are on the verge of making their way into the final 8 of the Europa League. They secured a 3-0 win against Internazionale on Thursday. They will face Inter Milan again after a week and if they manage to safeguard their lead in that match, they will be into the quarterfinals.

Friedel had featured for the Spurs in Thursday’s match and he is likely to be in the starting XI for the second leg as well. It will be the first time that Friedel will be playing at San Siro.

Friedel is not the first choice goalkeeper of Tottenham Hotspur. But, in the European matches off late, he has been preferred ahead of Hugo Lloris who is the first choice goalie.

In December last year, Friedel’s contract was also extended for the next one and half years which meant that he would continue playing for the Spurs in the next season as well. He will be more than 43 years of age in May next year and will become the oldest player to feature for Spurs ever.

When asked about his team’s chances of winning the Europa League, Friedel said, “We are not too far away from making it to the quarterfinals. Hopefully, we will maintain our lead in the second leg.”

“I think we have got the side which can go all the way. Since the start of the season, our manager has been saying that winning this competition is one of his primary goals. It’s a big competition for us and we would love to win it.”