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Friedel lends support to Tottenham's AVB

Brad Friedel has backed under-fire Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The Portuguese tactician has been criticised recently after some subpar Spurs performances but back-up goalkeeper Friedel is of the belief that there is no disharmony at White Hart Lane and that all the players are behind their boss.

"There has never been disunity in the squad," Friedel told Sky Sports News. "The squad is together and the whole team and all the players back the manager. He's a very good manager.

"Yes, everyone was upset after the 6-0 loss (to Manchester City), we were upset at losing out on the three points and embarrassed at the scoreline, but we stuck together.

"Our performances against Tromso (in the Europa League) and Man United showed what team spirit we do have."

The American added: "We showed a really good reaction. I don't think you'd expect a good reaction from supporters and the press after a 6-0.

"You just have to avoid watching television or reading the papers and just get on with the job.

"We're now looking forward to Wednesday night's game at Fulham."

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