Bentaleb has been a crucial part of Tim Sherwood’s revolution at White Hart Lane and turned in a man of the match display in last week’s 2-0 home victory over London rivals Crystal Palace.
The 19 year old has been thrown in at the deep end under Sherwood who has worked with him for over 18 months in the academy at Spurs Lodge.
Injuries to the likes of Sandro and Paulinho have left Sherwood with little option but Friedel believes the youngster has taken his chance and has everything in his locker to go a long way in the future.
“Nabil looks like he’s got everything. Only time will tell how good he can be. He’s very good though. He’s one of the young players Tim trusts as he knows him very well,” Friedel said.
“He’s a very good passer of the ball and he’s a player who knows Tim’s style of play. He wants to get the ball a lot on the half-turn as he looks to play forward.
“He knows Tim wants us to try and find the strikers as soon as possible with good passes. Not just long balls to nobody.
“With young players they all go through dips in form. We’ll just have to see how he comes out of it.”