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'4/10, worrying': National media concerned after watching Tottenham player's latest display at the World Cup
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'4/10, worrying': National media concerned after watching Tottenham player's latest display at the World Cup

Plenty of Tottenham Hotspur fans would have been delighted with England’s win against Senegal last night.

Harry Kane got off the mark, while Eric Dier also enjoyed a short cameo off the bench.

However, the media in France weren’t too impressed with Hugo Lloris’ latest display for Les Bleus.

Kane will come up against Lloris in the World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, after they beat Poland 3-1.

Kylian Mbappe showed his incredible ability with a brace, while Olivier Giroud became the country’s all-time top scorer.

Poland reached the knockout stages by the barest of margins, and were no real match for France last night.

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It was an important match for Lloris, as he matched Lilian Thuram’s record for most caps won for France.

Unfortunately, he couldn’t keep a clean sheet after a last-minute Robert Lewandowski penalty.

Lloris saved his initial effort, but was off his line and was beaten by the retaken spot kick.

The French media have now reacted to Lloris’ latest performance at the World Cup, and it makes for some disappointing reading.

Lloris receives mixed reviews for latest World Cup performance

The 35-year-old goalkeeper received some criticism yesterday, with his performance not filling France fans with confidence.

90Min FR gave Lloris a four out of 10, and said: “Lloris first had some scares for his 142nd match in the Blue jersey.

“He makes an important save at 0-0 by opposing the strike of Piotr Zielinski. But then he is the author of another worrying ball in two stages.

“He manages to stop Robert Lewandowski’s penalty at first but he no longer had his feet on the line.

“He can’t do anything about the FC Barcelona striker’s second chance.”

Le10Sport were much more positive, giving Lloris a seven out of 10, but commented on a mistake he made in the first half.

“7/10. The doorman of the France team saved his teammates,” Le10Sport said.

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“His parry on Piotr Zieliński ‘s strike in the 37th minute was decisive for his team.

“Note a little scare on a ball just before halftime. He also fends off a strike from Arkadiusz Milik in added time.”

FootMercato had a similar view, giving Lloris a 6.5 on his record-equalling appearance:

“6.5/10. The last bastion of the Blues did not always reassure during the first act.

“Whether in his footwork or in his aerial interventions, the Spurs goalkeeper has sometimes shown sufficiency.

“Despite everything, he is there to pull off a world-class save against Zielinski (38th) and leave his people in the game.”

Tottenham’s number one could break England hearts

Lloris is likely playing at his final World Cup, and would love to captain his side to back-to-back victories.

BBC pundit Dion Dublin was amazed by his save to deny Piotr Zielinski.

Lloris is capable of moments of absolute brilliance, and then signs of vulnerability at the same time.

His predecessor at Spurs, Paul Robinson believes he is starting to decline now.

Tottenham have been considering replacements for Lloris, with Leeds stopper Illan Meslier linked with a move to north London.

Lloris has yet to keep a clean sheet at this year’s World Cup. England fans will be hoping that trend continues on Saturday.

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