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Friedel says he joined Tottenham for first team action

Tottenham signing Brad Friedel says he's joined from Aston Villa in order to play first team football.

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is expected to go with Heurelho Gomes as his No1 for the new season kickoff.

"One of the reasons I signed for Tottenham was to come here and play football, " he said. "Obviously that decision is down to the manager but I will go out, work as hard as I can and hopefully get selected to play. If that happens, I'll do my best for the team," Friedel told Hotspur magazine.

"It's a team sport, not a selfish sport. I don't necessarily go into every season with individual goals. It's more important to have team goals and I'll do what's asked of me to try to help the team.

"Hopefully that will be as No1 goalkeeper. If not, then I'll do my best to help the team and the club in whatever capacity that is. Every club now has at least two top-quality goalkeepers and that's mirrored wherever I've been, from Galatasaray to Brondby to Liverpool to Blackburn, Villa and now here.

"The guys who aren't playing will always want to play and will bust a gut to try to play. That's going to be no different here."

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