French national team captain and number 1 goalkeeper.
Number 1 keeper at his club, Olympique Lyonnais.
Now at Spurs and he’s number 2.
A sense of frustration? Media taking things out of context? Brad Friedel threatened? All possibilities. But there is definitely media shit-stirring going on and only the fickle will run with it. After all, the media’s romantic love affair with Tottenham Hotspur died when Harry left. So why not burn bridges with headlines?
AVB is under an enormous amount of pressure. We know this. At first, we thought that the media would be his main concern. Unfortunately, it seems like the fans have claimed that noose. There has been a divide over our performances in our first three games, leading to uncharacteristic “booing” at the Lane.
But let’s put this past us because it’s old news. To the real fans, at least.
AVB has made a decision as to who will occupy the goalkeeper position and I believe he’s right. Lloris has just arrived to the Premier League. Some time on the sidelines and watching a veteran of the sport like Friedel will only do him good in the long run. Remember De Gea’s first couple of games at Manchester United? Our (very fickle) fans are already at a boiling point, and if Lloris was to play and not deliver from day one, they would want his head served on a plate.
AVB is doing the right thing in my opinion. My only hope is that Levy has not promised Lloris something which AVB isn’t ready to do just yet. We all know how the last “gentleman’s agreement” went.