By Dominic Toner
Jan Vertonghen believes that Hugo Lloris’ save for Tottenham on Tuesday night was one of the best he has ever seen.
Spurs recorded a 0-0 away draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League and goalkeeper Lloris was in inspired form.
The French international was called into action on several occasions but managed to preserve a precious clean sheet against a strong German side.
The 29-year-old pulled off a great stop from Javier Hernandez at close-range, which appeared destined to end up in the back of the net.
Lloris scrambled across his goal line to meet the ball and technology showed that the whole ball did not cross the line.
Spurs remain second in their Champions League group as a result and will be thankful to their goalkeeper.
“It’s one of the best saves I’ve ever seen live. That’s what goalkeepers are for, but this is different. I think everyone thought it was in apart from Hugo,” Vertonghen said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Lloris moved to White Hart Lane in 2012 and has established himself as the club’s number one goalkeeper, with Michel Vorm providing a strong back-up option.
Spurs currently have the best defensive record in the Premier League, conceding four goals from their first eight games, and their commanding goalkeeper plays a major role in their success.
He is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the English league and has been a consistent performer for the last four seasons.
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