Hugo Lloris plays down his world-class save against Leverkusen, says Hernandez should have scored

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez (not pictured)

The Tottenham Hotspur goalie has been speaking about his excellent save.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez (not pictured)Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez (not pictured)

Tottenham Hotspur drew 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League last night – with Hugo Lloris playing a big role in keeping a clean sheet.

Spurs spent much of the second-half on the back-foot as the German side came out firing after the break. Lloris made some excellent stops to keep Leverkusen at bay – in particular a save from Javier Hernandez.

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris applauds fansTottenham's Hugo Lloris applauds fans

The Mexican had the goal at his mercy but his shot from close range was clawed away by the Spurs keeper in fantastic, if not scrambling, style.

Lloris has been lauded for his efforts in saving the strike but he has been his usually humble self in discussing the moment.

He believes he was lucky, telling L’Equipe that Hernandez should have scored:

Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez in action with Tottenham's Eric DierBayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez in action with Tottenham's Eric Dier

“He should have scored, that’s the truth.

“But when you are a goalkeeper you always need to believe because. The goal is very big, I’m not so tall, I need to go quick and sometimes the striker can miss his kick. It was the case today and I was in a good position to react.

“After you need luck and sometimes you touch it and it goes in your goal but it stayed in my hand. It is good for me for sure but it is good for the team as well.”

Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Admir MehmediTottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Admir Mehmedi

Undoubtedly the French keeper was fortunate that Hernandez failed to bury the strike but his modesty does not cover the fact it was a fantastic stop.

It was managing to keep the ball from crossing the line that made the goal so impressive and Spurs fans will undoubtedly feel indebted to their inspirational and unassuming captain once again.

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