Tottenham’s Brad Friedel was full of praise for Tim Krul after the Newcastle goalkeeper had a fine game at White Hart Lane.
We were all left tearing our hair out (for those who have it) after Krul managed to keep his clean sheet in tact and condemn us to a disappointing defeat in a match which we should be winning on paper.
“Krul was outstanding,” Friedel told the press.
“We were very poor, to our standards, in the first half but we still carved out two or three decent chances and he made two great saves in the first half.
“In the second half there were consequences of balls just hitting him or him making great saves, and it’s a day that he’ll remember I’m sure.
“As a goalkeeper we’ve all had them. He’s had one here so he is going to go home feeling a million dollars, that’s for sure.”
Friedel stepped in for Hugo Lloris who was missing due to his concussion at Everton last Sunday and the way in which Newcastle scored their goal had Tottenham fans mulling over whether Hugo would have been able to snuff out the chance in his “sweeper keeper” role. Instead, Friedel seemed to take a step back before deciding to come forward, which proved too late after Remy was able to round the keeper to score.
“He [Lloris] wished me luck, we have a really good relationship,” he added.
“If I play, he really wants me to do well. If he plays, I really want him to do well. When I signed here, they were looking for a long-term number one and they have found a very good one. If I need to deputise, I will try to do it to the best of my ability.”
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