Jose Mourinho has come out in full support of Hugo Lloris amidst the Frenchman’s bad run of form this month, insisting that he is still the number one at Tottenham.
Lloris was at fault against Liverpool when he palmed an easy save straight out to an onrushing Trent-Alexander Arnold at the end of January.
Against Everton in the FA Cup last week, Lloris was then guilty of palming Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s fierce strike into his own net.
Finally, when Spurs visited the Etihad on Saturday and lost 3-0 to Man City, Hugo Lloris failed to keep out Rodri’s penalty despite getting a hand to it. The keeper was then beaten at his near post for Gundogan’s first goal of the day.
Despite these errors, Mourinho claimed that Lloris was still in the top five keepers on the planet, adding that the shot-stopper still has his trust. He pointed to Alisson as an example that mistakes do not define a keeper. He also commented on Joe Hart’s game time this season.
He said (Football London): “When a player is a top player, it’s not because of one mistake or two or three, it doesn’t mean he’s not a top player again.
“For me, Alisson is one of the top five goalkeepers in the world, in the last matches, not yesterday, he’s made big mistakes but he’s in the top five goalkeepers in the world.
“Hugo is the same. He’s been performing super consistently since he recovered from injury and if he was responsible for any of our goals he’s my number one and he has all my trust and confidence.”
“I’m happy Joe has played already nine matches this season which is more I think than the last two seasons.”
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