If there was any doubt about Hugo Lloris’s ability as a goalkeeper, then there certainly will not be now after the Tottenham Hotspur star put on a stellar display against Real Madrid.
As expected, Mauricio Pochettino’s team were under the cosh at times during their Champions League group match at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are reigning champions for a reason, and they knocked on the door many times during the encounter in Spain.
However, it was Spurs who went in front thanks to some skill from Harry Kane, who forced an own goal from Raphael Varane just before the half-hour mark.
Madrid continued to unleash waves of pressure, though, and it eventually paid off when Serge Aurier’s clumsy challenge on Toni Kroos in the box resulted in a penalty, which was converted by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The hosts had numerous chances to win the game and they may have done so by a significant margin had it not been for Lloris, who made a handful of saves to keep Spurs in the game.
One stop in particular will be embedded into the memory of Tottenham fans, and it came in the second half when Lloris denied Karim Benzema a header from close range.
The Premier League club will return to England with an impressive point, and they have their goalkeeper to thank for it.
— Paul Davies (@PaulJDavies) October 17, 2017
— Zeus #COYS (@superspurs34) October 17, 2017
That save by Lloris from Benzema. Wow. Best I’ve seen at Spurs in the last 30 years #coys
— Jay1882 (@Jay_1882) October 17, 2017
Lloris never leave my club. #COYS
— SB (@SarcasticShubh) October 17, 2017
Lloris was on absolute ?? tonight! He kept us in that game, plenty of missed chances though, could have won that about 3-1 #COYS
— Elliott (@E_Connelly94) October 17, 2017
— G.Wilka (@george72573717) October 17, 2017
— Michaela ⚓️ (@MB2314) October 17, 2017
— Ray Verma (@rayverma) October 17, 2017
Lloris has had an unbelievable game tonight #COYS
— Joe Sutton (@Suttbags) October 17, 2017
I thought Lloris was maybe past his best. I’m an idiot and Hugo is my hero. #COYS
— Richard Joyce (@R_J_Joyce) October 17, 2017