Jose Mourinho singled out Hugo Lloris for praise on Instagram after Tottenham played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Chelsea on Sunday.
Despite the home side having the majority of the ball and the territorial advantage, Lloris was merely a spectator for the majority of the encounter.
Apart from coming out to claim a couple of crosses, the Spurs captain was not called into action to make any save of note until the 81st minute when Mason Mount wriggled past a couple of players and unleashed a fierce shot that was arrowing into the bottom corner.
Lloris was at full-stretch to tip the shot around the post, with Frank Lampard labelling the stop as ‘world-class’ after the match.
It looks as though Mourinho was also impressed with the Frenchman’s stop as he hailed the goalkeeper in his Instagram post, while also admitting that his players were not happy with a point:
View this post on Instagram
Spurs Web Opinion
Lloris has hardly put a foot wrong since coming back from his ankle injury and seems to have eradicated the occasional lapses in concentration that he suffered from previously. When it comes to shot-stopping, the 33-year-old has been one of the best in the world for a long time.
He made the save look easy but it was an extremely difficult stop given the power Mount put behind the strike and the fact that it bounced just in front of him. Not a lot of goalkeepers in the Premier League would have even managed to get a hand to it, let alone tip it around the posts.
Have something to tell us about this article?