Andre Villas-Boas confirms Brad Friedel will start for Tottenham against Reading

Image: Brad Friedel: Tottenham goalkeeper will start against Reading and remains Andre Villas-Boas' first choice

Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed Brad Friedel will start in goal for Tottenham Hotspur against Reading on Sunday, but insists there is 'no issue' with new signing Hugo Lloris.

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Villas-Boas already had three goalkeepers on his books - Heurelho Gomes, Carlo Cudicini and Friedel - by the time he landed Lloris, who captained France to wins over Finland and Belarus during the international break. The Portuguese insists signing Lloris will prove to be the right move in the long-term, however, as he looks to lower the average age of his first team. "We've decided, bearing in mind what we want to do regarding the future, we needed to bring a player of Hugo's talents to the team as soon as possible - and bearing in mind the market possibilities and the price that we got for Hugo, it was an excellent grab for us," Villas-Boas said. Lloris may even miss out on a place on Tottenham's bench for Sunday's game as he has only trained once with the squad since his move due to the international break. "I haven't decided (whether he will be on the bench)," added the Spurs boss. "I will decide after training tomorrow, but he will be in contention after the game against Reading, because he will also have more time with the team, more time to know his team-mates."

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