‘He’s the best’: Alfie Whiteman now wants to see £100k-a-week Tottenham player lift the World Cup
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‘He’s the best’: Alfie Whiteman now wants to see £100k-a-week Tottenham player lift the World Cup

There are just four teams left at the World Cup, but Tottenham Hotspur still have three players at the tournament.

Tottenham’s official website has asked the remaining members of the squad who they think will win the competition.

Cristian Romero, Ivan Perisic and Hugo Lloris will be battling it out over the next two days to try and reach the World Cup final.

This may be Romero’s first World Cup, but his two Spurs teammates have been here before.

Lloris will be hoping for a repeat of four years ago, while Perisic won’t want to relive how that final ended again.

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Whatever happens, Antonio Conte is going to have at least two very upset players returning to training just before the Premier League restarts.

They could all come back empty-handed if Morocco defy all the odds and achieve an incredible upset.

They’ve got the backing of Lucas Moura, who would love to see them go all the way.

The rest of the squad are split between backing the other three teams, who on paper have a much better chance.

And goalkeeper Alfie Whiteman has now said he wants his fellow goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to win the World Cup once again.

Whiteman wants Lloris to lift World Cup again

The 24-year-old was asked who he wanted to win the World Cup and why, and answered: “France, just because of Hugo. He’s the best.

“Morocco have impressed and Bono (Yassine Bounou, Morocco’s goalkeeper) is very good, but I’d love to see Hugo lift that trophy again.”

The £100,000-a-week shot stopper has been brilliant for France once again at a major tournament.

Clement Lenglet has admitted he’s been seriously impressed by his fellow countryman’s performances in Qatar.

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He pulled off some brilliant saves against Poland, and prevented England from scoring from open play in the quarter-finals.

Lloris’s saves from Jude Bellingham and Harry Kane in particular stood out, before the Tottenham striker missed from the spot.

Whiteman is now hoping Lloris can be the first captain to lift back-to-back World Cups.

It would be a phenomenal achievement for a goalkeeper coming to the end of his international career.

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