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Save is what makes Hugo world-class - Mauricio

07 December 2015|Tottenham Hotspur

Mauricio Pochettino didn’t need many words to describe Hugo Lloris’ importance to the team after the 1-1 draw at West Brom.

We dominated possession in a tough afternoon at The Hawthorns but there was always the threat that a set-piece might just fall the home side’s way as time ticked on in the second half.

And that’s exactly what happened. Chris Brunt’s free-kick fell kindly for Jonas Olsson, who let fly just side yards out but Hugo was there make a stunning reaction save to preserve a hard-earned point - just like he did to deny Eden Hazard the week before - as we stretched our club record unbeaten run in the Premier League to 14 matches.

“West Brom are very dangerous from set-pieces, they are strong and know the way they can score and it was a big save for us from Hugo,” said Mauricio.

“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and we are lucky he’s with us.

“I thought in the 90 minutes we showed a solid performance but the feeling is that we’re not happy, not upset either, but somewhere in-between.”