London – Brad Friedel’s career as a professional footballer would soon expire. Veteran goalkeeper who has been poor across the Premier League has decided to retire at the end of the season.
Premier League club Liverpool is the first to use the services of Friedel. The Reds recruited from the Columbus Crew in 1997. Prior to joining Liverpool, Friedel had to be digaet Nottingham Forest, Newcastle United and Sunderland, but he had difficulty getting a work permit.
Not so glowing in Liverpool, Friedel began to reap success after moving to Blackburn Rovers in 2000. He joined Blackburn drove into the English League Cup in 2002.
Eight uniformed season Blackburn, Friedel moved to Aston Villa later. In 2011, a goalkeeper from the United States to accept the proposal Tottenham Hotspur when his contract with Villa runs out.
Friedel initially be the main goalkeeper at Spurs. However, the arrival of Hugo Lloris makes relegated to the bench. He became increasingly rarely played after Spurs brought Michel Vorm at the start of the season for layering Lloris.
Friedel, who is now aged 43 years, has decided to retire when his contract with the Spurs up at the end of this season.
“I always wanted to play as long as I can, but there are two things that accompany it. The first is capable physically, which I was able to. The second is mentally intend to do this,” said Friedel told Sky Sports.
“It’s not as easy as people think, waking up every morning, and then we take our salary, we come to practice and say hello to everyone and go. I’ve reached a point where I was ready mentally to decide to retire,” he added.
“I am happy to stay in England. My family and I fell in love with this place. My children were born and raised here, so moved to the United States will be something completely different for them,” said Friedel.
After retirement, Friedel will return to the US to work as a football analyst on Fox Sports. He also will begin to follow the coaching courses.