Tottenham veteran Brad Friedel insists there's no rift with goalkeeper rival Hugo Lloris.

Lloris, 25, is reportedly unhappy at being overlooked for the starting XI.

But Friedel told talkSPORT: "All of the papers love to sensationalise reports by saying there's showdown talks [between Hugo Lloris and Andre Villas-boas].

"But it's absolute nonsense. Hugo has come in and is a really nice person. He's a super goalkeeper but we have two other really good goalkeepers in Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini.

"We have friendly, and healthy, competition for places. Hopefully we will have long runs in all the cup competitions and there's going to be plenty of matches to share around."