Friedel feels Tottenham are fine

Tottenham goalkeeper Brad Friedel has stated that Tottenham have had a difficult number of games, but are not folding under the pressure of trying to finish in the top four.

The White Hart Lane outfit have only picked up one point out of a possible 12, with defeats against Arsenal, Manchester United and Everton and a draw against Stoke seeing them drop down to fourth place.

Despite losing a real advantage in the race for the Champions League and facing fifth-placed Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this weekend in a crunch game, the United States international does not feel his side have lost their nerve.

“It’s definitely not doom and gloom, definitely not a pressure situation where lads are losing confidence and things like that,” Friedel told The Telegraph.

“I’ve seen that many times and that’s not what’s happening right now. If you look at the last four results we’ve only had really one of those that wasn’t a Tottenham performance and that was Arsenal away.

“I don’t think it’s about holding your nerve, I think it’s about going out and enjoying yourself and expressing yourself because those are the types of players we have.

“I’m not concerned at all. Football’s not pressure. It might be for some, but football’s not pressure. I have three kids and raising them is far more pressure than a football match. Football’s fun.

“I think we all saw last week what pressure was [following Fabrice Muamba’s cardiac arrest at White Hart Lane],” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight