Tottenham keeper Friedel says Lyon clash too close to call

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel says their Europa League tie with Lyon remains too close to call.

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel says their Europa League tie with Lyon remains too close to call.

Gareth Bale fired home his second free-kick with the last kick of the game to hand Tottenham a 2-1 lead in the first leg last week.

“The second goal was very important because 1-1 going to Lyon might tip the balance to them, but at 2-1 it gives the balance to us,” Friedel told the Spurs website.

“It’s two good teams both trying to progress and it’s by no means a massive advantage, just a small advantage.

“They are going to have come out and try to score and hopefully that will leave it a bit open at the back and could leave chances for us.

“I’m sure it’s going to be a great second leg. The knockout stage of the competition is when these games really come alive and we’re looking forward to it.”

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