Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel was happy to step in for Hugo Lloris after their defeat to Newcastle United.

With Lloris sidelined the 42-year-old Friedel was making his first league appearance since March and the former United States international is ready to step back and allow Lloris to return when ready.

"He [Lloris] wished me luck, we have a really good relationship," he said.

"If I play, he really wants me to do well. If he plays, I really want him to do well. When I signed here, they were looking for a long-term number one and they have found a very good one. If I need to deputise, I will try to do it to the best of my ability."

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