Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has explained his handling of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.
The shotstopper who is captain of France had to earn his starting place at Spurs due to the form of Brad Friedel. You have to give AVB your backing on his decision to make Lloris earn his place, no player should automatically walk into a team especially when someone is already performing well in the position they play.
AVB told France Football: “The arrival of Hugo Lloris was a difficult situation. We didn’t want to be unfair. The ones who play have to deserve it with their performances.
“When Hugo arrived, he did so with an eye on the future. His qualities were never questioned, but Brad (Friedel) was doing very well at that time.
“It didn’t mean that I doubted Hugo, I just wanted him to stand out on merit, not on reputation.
“It was difficult for Hugo. He is a famous and well respected player. He is the best of the French keepers. It was difficult for him to accept and I admit that it may have made him impatient at times.”
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