Ex-USA star Friedel not bothered by Prem record ending with Tottenham
Brad Friedel insists he is not worried about his run of consecutive Premier League matches falling earlier this month.
The 41-year old Tottenham goalkeeper was rested for October 7 clash with Aston Villa, ending his 310 successive appearances which is the Premier League record.
But Friedel says there is no shame in having a record like this come to a halt as it proves he has been at the top of his game for a very long time.
"When I ended last season and played all the games, I went into the summer sort of half-expecting this year would be when the run would end at some stage," the former Liverpool, Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa man told sportsillustrated.com.
"You never know when it will end. But 310 consecutive games, can I complain? No.
"I never put myself out on the field in a game just to make that number, and I don't think any manager put me out there because of the number.
"It's an achievement that I'm proud of, not just because of the number but ultimately because I've kept my form up for this long."