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French media deliver interesting verdict on Tottenham star Hugo Lloris after World Cup Final
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French media deliver interesting verdict on Tottenham star Hugo Lloris after World Cup Final

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was handed a brutal appraisal from French media outlet So Foot, following a World Cup Final defeat for France. Les Bleus were beaten on penalties after a 3-3 draw over the course of 120 minutes.

Lloris failed to save a penalty in the shootout. He was also powerless to prevent Lionel Messi from scoring from the penalty spot during the regulation 90 minutes.

The final was arguably the greatest in history. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for the French as they were unable to retain the World Cup title that they won so emphatically against Croatia in 2022.

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Lloris enjoyed a pretty steady tournament. He’s been a safe pair of hands for France over the years. The Spurs number one has made 145 appearances for his country and at 35, it’ll be interesting to see what comes next.

The goalkeeper has been with Tottenham for 10 years. He arrived from Ligue 1 outfit Lyon and has established himself as the number one, making 437 appearances for the North London-based club.

Yesterday he was handed a somewhat comical rating by So Foot, who claimed: “At least he didn’t crash in the final this time around. Well, he did not stop the peno either, but that we knew.”

Tottenham star Lloris handed brutal appraisal from French media

It’s no secret that the French media aren’t backward in coming forwards with their player ratings pieces. L’Equipe, for example, are renowned for delivering brutally low scores for losing teams.

This is perhaps harsh on Lloris though. He will have been gutted not to have saved one of the penalties during the penalty shootout but kicks from 12 yards don’t really favour the goalkeepers.

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It remains to be seen if this is the last we see of Lloris on the international stage. He’s had a fantastic time of things between the posts for France but that could be that in terms of playing for France.

The challenge for Lloris now is to return to Tottenham and gun down a top-four berth. Tottenham are also still in the Champions League and he could help the club progress in that competition when domestic football resumes.

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