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Jul 122010
 

Harry Redknapp was delighted to confirm that Carlo Cudicini is fit and ready for the new season following the Italian’s return to action in Bournemouth friendly.

Fit & Well - Cudicini looks forward to new season!

Spurs took on one of Harry Redknapp’s old clubs, Bournemouth at Dean Court on Saturday, with Cudicini starting between the sticks for the first time since his motorcycle accident last November.

The former Chelsea stopper sustained injuries to his pelvis and both wrists in the accident and immediately set about regaining his fitness after leaving hospital following surgery.

Spurs won the game 4-0 with Cudicini pulling off a couple of smart stops to maintain a clean sheet on his return to action.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Redknapp, said: “I’m so pleased he has recovered, absolutely delighted.

“It is great to have him back and available. He looked good today and that’s great news for him and for us. He is ready to go.

“He is a great professional, a terrific goalkeeper and a top guy. He has done fantastic to recover after that horrific accident.

“He has just got on with it and worked his socks off to get fit again. We all knew he faced a struggle to get fit but he has worked hard with Tony Parks everyday all through the summer and he feels good.”

If his recovery is complete it signals great news for the club and the player. With concerns over the abilities of Ben Alnwick and no other recognised goalkeeper on the books, the return of the Italian will be seen as a great boost for Redknapp’s side heading into the new season.