Tottenham keeper Lloris: Freidel challenge improved me

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris feels he's better for seeing off Brad Freidel's No1 challenge.

Lloris reckons the experience of challenging Friedel for the position has made him stronger.

"Things were very clear, that I was coming to Tottenham as the number one," he said.

"But the manager made a decision at the start, and then made a different one a few weeks later. The negotiations over the move were with the chairman, but it was also the choice of the coach. I also had talks with him during that time.

"It's not easy, because I came in after the start of the season, and he was already under pressure because the results were not good at that point in time. It's the sort of situation which helps you grow, it's a personal challenge."

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