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Winning all that matters for Friedel

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Perhaps, after he retires, Brad Friedel will reflect on a quite amazing record of consecutive Barclays Premier League appearances, which currently stands at 267.

However, for the moment the Tottenham goalkeeper is only focused on helping his new club to victory, but started his career with Spurs in disappointing fashion.

The 40-year-old shot-stopper - who signed from Aston Villa this summer - was was helpless to foil a rampant Manchester United on Monday night, as Sir Alex Ferguson's side ran out 3-0 winners at Old Trafford.

Friedel did, however, emerge with some credit having made a number of high-class saves, although the American was ultimately left feeling down in the dumps.

“I don’t count the games, I’m just bitterly disappointed with the result,” he told the official Spurs website. “I don’t play for personal accolades, I really don’t. I just want to play to help the team win.

“We didn’t win and we go home disappointed.”


 

Tottenham had more than held their own during the first half against United, with chances coming at both ends.

The former Blackburn gloveman did well to keep out a low drive from Tom Cleverley and said he and his teammates felt relatively pleased with themselves at half-time.

“We came in quite pleased at half-time,” he added.

“For the first five or 10 minutes of the second half we wanted to make sure we didn’t get carved open but once the first goal went in, the heads went down a touch and we didn’t recover."

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