Villa-Boas' public vow to keep Friedel as his number one did not go down well with the Frenchman, or his national coach
Friedel, who played his 308th consecutive Premier League game against Reading, has no qualms about the competition between himself, Lloris, and Spurs' other two goalkeepers Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini.
"Hugo has come in and is a really nice person," Friedel told talkSPORT.
"He's a super goalkeeper but we have two other really good goalkeepers in Heurelho Gomes and Carlo Cudicini.
"We have friendly, and healthy, competition for places. Hopefully we will have long runs in all the cup competitions and there's going to be plenty of matches to share around."
Lloris was among the substitutes against Reading, but he may start Thursday evening's (Friday morning AEST) UEFA Europa League clash against Lazio at White Hart Lane.
The Frenchman was content to sit out the 3-1 win over Reading, which came courtesy of two goals from
"I am in an adaptation period, I've had very few training sessions, and there are players that I didn't know. But I am expecting time on the pitch," Lloris told L'Equipe.
"Things were very clear from the start on Sunday.
"I was at the disposal of (
"That pitch, that atmosphere, that gives you desire to play. Moreover we got three points that made us start our season.
"For me, it is a period to manage. Obviously I have desire. I came here to play.
"I am at the club, I know where I have to go to. I had a talk with the coach, as he said, and I know everyone at Tottenham wanted me to come."
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