Spurs were held to a 1-1 draw by the Eagles at Selhurst Park, with Jeffery Schlupp scoring an 81st minute equaliser after Harry Kane had scored the opener 23 minutes into the game.
It was not a glaring error from Lloris. but he failed to hang onto Eberechi Eze’s free-kick in difficult conditions and Schlupp pounced to poke home and pinch a point for Palace.
Tottenham remained top of the table after picking up a point in south London, but will be disappointed not to have secured all three after leading for over 45 minutes of the contest.
However, when asked about Lloris’ performance, Mourinho refused to criticise him, in fact, he went in the complete opposite direction.
‘My goalkeeper is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, the best in the Premier League period,’ Mourinho told a post-match press conference. ‘If I have to blame anyone it’s the team.
Spurs had chances to win the match at the death and a string of fine saves from Vicente Guaita kept them out, but Palace also had plenty of chances themselves before their equaliser, so a draw seemed about right.
That was the opinion of Mourinho, who admitted the Eagles were the better side for significant spells.
‘We can look at it in two different perspectives,’ he said. ‘We had one more point than three hours ago but at the same time you play to win three points.
‘If I look to the game I would split the first half where the feeling is we have to win it, so we lost two points but then comes 30 minutes in the second half where they deserved to get the equaliser and you accept it because it’s fair. Then in the last 15 minutes we could have won it.’