Chelsea management delighted for Hilario after first Portugal call

Chelsea management are delighted with Hilario Henrique's first call-up to the Portugal squad.

Chelsea management are delighted with Hilario Henrique's first call-up to the Portugal squad.

At 34, goalkeeper Hilario is in Carlos Queiroz's squad for Portugal's World Cup playoff games with Bosnia.

Chelsea keeper coach Christophe Lollichon told chelseafc.com: "I am very happy for him because he is a fantastic professional, he always has a good attitude and he has good quality. I am very happy for the goalkeeping group, it is important for Ross Turnbull to know the situation and think of Hilario, 34, number three last season, number two now, and it offers motivation.

"For Hilario it is a big challenge, because there is the World Cup this season. The game he played against Liverpool was maybe a perfect game, tactically and technically."

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