Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel is convinced Aston Vila No1 Brad Guzan can become one of the game's best shot-stoppers.

Guzan penned new terms with Villa last week.

Friedel said of his fellow American: "Brad can be as good as anyone in the Premier League.

"He has a phenomenal work ethic, he's a big, strong boy and he is six foot two inches tall.

"And let's not forget he had the season he did after Shay Given, who has been one of the best Premier League keepers, was dislodged by Brad."