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What a relief.
As much as I would love to see Hugo Lloris get off to a running start at White Hart Lane, I am just happy to see some consistency at the position.
After all, this is the first time in a month that the same keeper has played in consecutive matches.
Sure, Friedel had his shaky moments in this match (poor distribution in first half, slow coming to cross in the second), but the American made a few nice saves and again proved an adequate option.
This move further suggests that manager Andre Villas-Boas merely felt pressured into starting Lloris, captain of France's national team, before the international break.
Now, don't get me wrong, I would have no problem if AVB turned to Lloris at some point in the near future.
However, I see rotation as the worst possible move for the keeper position.