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Carlo as good as it get - Tony

Posted on 16 March 2012  - 08:40

Goalkeeping coach Tony Parks has paid tribute to Carlo Cudicini ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final against Bolton.

Carlo as good as it get - Tony

The Italian goalkeeper has played in nine of our 13 cup games this season including all four ties so far in the FA Cup.

He’s been outstanding whenever called upon – top-drawer performances at PAOK and Rubin Kazan in the Europa League, Watford in the FA Cup – and he made key saves again as we fought our way past dogged Stevenage in the fifth round replay at the Lane on March 7.

“I think we’re lucky in that I don’t think there is a better person to have as a back-up goalkeeper than Carlo Cudicini anywhere in world football, I’d go as far to say that,” said goalkeeping coach Tony.

“I don’t see anyone who puts so much into it and doesn’t become affected by not playing for long periods.

“Carlo can go for weeks and weeks without playing a game and when you need him, he steps in and plays well.

“I don’t think that has been underlined more than this season.

“He’s so composed and he’s just such a nice and easy guy to work with. In fact, all the goalkeepers are easy to work with because they all know how to do the job properly.”

Go to Spurs TV Online for the full interview with Tony, including more on Carlo, Bolton goalkeeper Adam Bogdan and his views on Saturday’s quarter-final…