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Villas-Boas to make keeper call

27 Nov 2012 09:46:00

Villas-Boas to make keeper call

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has hinted he is finally ready to give one of his goalkeepers an extended run in the team.

Since signing France international Hugo Lloris from Lyon over the summer, Villas-Boas has rotated his shot-stoppers in domestic and European competition. Brad Friedel has been favoured in Premier League action, with Lloris forced to make do with sporadic run-outs in the Europa League. However, Lloris was handed a starting berth for Sunday's 3-1 victory over capital rivals West Ham United and Villas-Boas has now hinted that the number one jersey could be his for keeps.

"The main thing here is both keepers have been doing extremely well," said the Portuguese tactician.

"We've been shifting the keepers not on bad performances but on good performances.

"We want to give them a run of continuity for them to feel stabilised. It's important for them and for the team too."


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