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Brad Friedel confident goals will come at Spurs

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Tottenham Hotspur have scored just nine goals in their opening 11 league fixtures, but goalkeeper Brad Friedel is confident that the team will soon start scoring.

Spurs slipped to their third defeat of the season against Newcastle on Sunday, their second at home, with the 1-0 loss signalling already the fourth time the north London outfit have failed to find the back of the net. 

Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul was in stunning form for the Magpies, making a season high 14 saves, but Tottenham will be frustrated that their wealth of talent continues to misfire. 

The White Hart Lane outfit spent over £100million on new players this summer, breaking their club transfer record three times - most of which was financed by the world record transfer of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid.

Roberto Soldado was one of seven new additions to Tottenham's squad this summer, however the striker has only managed four league goals so far - three of which have come from the penalty spot. Jermain Defoe is the club's other main forward, but he finds himself restricted to Europa League outings and substitute cameos.

All of this does not concern goalkeeper Brad Friedel however - the American shot-stopper who filled in for the injured Hugo Lloris yesterday feels it is only a matter of time before the goals come.

He told talkSport: We obviously need to find the midas touch but we are unlucky as well. We create so many chances and if you see the way we are in training, the quality we have, finishing is not an issue. I fully anticipate that, at the end of the season, we will be up there among the higher goalscorers in the league.

“I think we have created 70-something chances in the games we have played. Yesterday we came up against a team who were holding on to a 1-0 lead, players were blocking shots, the goalkeeper was in in inspired form, we hit the woodwork.

“I really do think the goals will come. I have said it for a while now that, with the class we have, there is goals in this team.”

Tottenham fans will be hoping Friedel's predictions hold true, as the Spurs faithful have voiced their displeasure with the club's style of play and lack of goals so far this season.

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