Tottenham Manager Jose Mourinho has said goalkeeper Hugo Lloris still has “all my trust and confidence” despite a number of costly errors in recent matches.
The France captain enjoyed an impressive start to the campaign as Spurs rose to the top of the Premier League but has been at fault for a number of goals lately, including two in Saturday’s 3-0 defeat by Manchester City.
Mourinho said the 34-year-old remained one of the best goalkeepers in the world, comparing his errors with those of Liverpool’s Alisson Becker.
“For me Alisson is one of the top five best goalkeepers in the world and in the last couple of matches, not at Leipzig, but in the matches before he’s made big mistakes but he’s one of the top five goalkeepers in the world,” the Spurs boss said on Wednesday.
“And Hugo is the same. He’s an amazing, amazing goalkeeper that is performing super-consistently since he recovered from that fracture.”
Mourinho added: “He’s my number one choice and he has all my trust and my confidence.”
Nevertheless, Lloris is still likely to make way when Spurs return to Europa League action against Austrian side Wolfsberg on Thursday, with Joe Hart expected to come into the side.