Defender has his say on Lloris row
Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto has thrown his weight behind Andre Villas-Boas' stance on the club's goalkeeping situation.
The Spurs boss has upset his new £12m signing Hugo Lloris after revealing that Brad Friedel would remain as his number one for the foreseeable future after starring in their last match against Norwich. France head coach Didier Deschamps has also expressed his disappointment at his comments about the French international stopper, describing them as "not nice" coming so soon after his move from Lyon. However, Assou-Ekotto believes Villas-Boas is right to stand by the American as Friedel has done nothing to deserve the axe from the starting line-up. The defender told RMC: "It won't be easy for him because there is competition. "Number one keeper in the French team or not, he will have to fight to get the position in the team. "We currently have a keeper that doesn't make any mistakes, who is very well known in Great Britain. "To start, I believe Lloris will be number two. If our keeper doesn't make any mistakes, there is no reason to change."