Tottenham Hotspur number one Brad Friedal took to Twitter to share his anger at comments made by former Manchester United and France goalkeeper Fabien Barthez in regards to Hugo Lloris’ situation at White Hart Lane.
Lloris, who impressed on his Spurs debut in midweek, has been told that Friedel is still the number one choice between the sticks by manager Andre Villas-Boas but Barthez felt that was wrong.
“Lloris is one of the five best goalkeepers in the world.” Barthez had said last week.
“He is faster than Friedel, he jumps higher, and he is very strong mentally. What is happening now is incomprehensible, but I am not concerned. He will become the centre-piece for the club.
“Hugo is a calm guy, a good worker. Tottenham will not let him stay on the bench for a long time.”
But Friedel has acted angrily to the comments and felt they were ‘ignorant and disrespectful’.
“Just saw barthez comments. I normally don’t comment on such crap but when disrespected by someone I don’t respect I must.” Friedel wrote on his personal Twitter account (@friedel_b).
“Barthez was ignorant, disrespectful and out of order to mention my name.”