Article Find: Friedel praises Lloris

France international Lloris ended any doubts about his future at White Hart Lane when he signed a new five-year contract earlier this month.

He has made 78 appearances for Spurs since his 2012 move from Lyon and he has impressed during his time in the Premier League.

Friedel, who joined Spurs 12 months before Lloris, has praised the 27-year-old and believes new manager Mauricio Pochettino has at his disposal a keeper who can be a fixture in the team for years to come.

“When I first signed for Tottenham, I said a club like this deserves to have a youngish goalkeeper who can expect to be at the club for 10 to 14 years, maybe even longer,” Friedel told The Sun.

“I believe we now have that goalkeeper in Hugo. He could be the No.1 here for many, many years to come.

“I can’t speak highly enough of Hugo. He is a very good pro and a very good guy.

“We have seen what his exceptional talents are. He is one of the best keepers in the world at coming off his line and cutting out through balls. He is so quick.

“The new manager is also going to have the luxury of a keeper with a couple of seasons’ experience in the Premier League under his belt.

“He was one of the better goalkeepers at the World Cup and it is a very good move by Tottenham to extend his contract.”

SOURCE: http://www.football365.com/news/21554/9389190/Premier-League-Tottenham-keeper-Hugo-Lloris-praised-by-team-mate-Brad-Friedel

Hugo Lloris signs new contract

Tottenham Hotspur fans can breathe easy.

Hugo Lloris has has signed a contract extension, a five year deal with takes him through to 2019.

As a blogger over on the metro.co.uk put it:

‘Lloris is world class and the only one we have that is consistently at that level. Captain material. You’d give him the armband simply as a way of apology for the dysfunctional back four he had to marshal for most of last season. The statement is; we’re keeping our best players.’

If you want to read that piece in its entirety, see here:

http://metro.co.uk/2014/07/10/hugo-lloris-new-deal-at-tottenham-hotspur-is-boss-for-the-club-4793065/

Looking forward to next season already with Hugo.

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Lloris leaves Brazil

I know many Spurs fans want to know one thing: Will Lloris be featuring at the Lane next season? Well, the French skipper has addressed the topic saying,

“I don’t want to speak about my situation now. I think I will speak soon about that and we will deal with it. I need a few days to recover and after that to relax, have a good rest and come back for next season.”

via @HotspurRelated

Lloris and the Bleus left Brazil last evening after Germany beat them 1-0 in the quarters of the World Cup.

A keepsake so they can remember their time in Brazil at their base camp in Ribeirao Preto:

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And off he goes:

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Hugo Lloris bows out of the World Cup

Hugo Lloris had a great World Cup. The goal was to make it to the quarter finals and Les Bleus did just that, bowing out to Germany 1-0.

Lloris highlight of the match:

SAVE, LLORIS! Schurrle with the golden chance to make it 2-0 but it’s straight at Lloris. Eight minutes left.

Hugo Lloris makes a beautiful kick save to stop the Andre Schurrle shot [GIF]:

*** GIF via  @FlyByKnite

Lloris leaves the World Cup with 3 clean sheets. He has only conceded 3 goals.

Thank you for your contribution Captain. This new Les Bleus revolution is only the beginning.

Lloris v Germany:

France's Lloris makes a save in front of Sakho, Evra and Germany's Mueller during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium ...

Germany's Mueller jumps for the ball with France's Cabaye during World Cup quarter-finals between France and Germany at the Maracana stadium

Germany's Hummels heads the ball to score a goal past France's Varane during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium in...

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal on a header past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Germany's Mats Hummels scores a goal against France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana...

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Mats Hummels of Germany scores his team's first goal on a header past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Miroslav Klose of Germany celebrates his team's first goal scored by Mats Hummels (not pictured) on a header past Hugo Lloris of France during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Germany's Hummels and Mueller celebrate after Hummels scored a goal against France during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana...

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reacts after Germany's Mats Hummels scores a goal during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana...

Hugo Lloris of France looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Thomas Mueller of Germany collides with Patrice Evra of France as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of France makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

France's goalkeeper Lloris makes a save past his teammate Evra and Germany's Mueller during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals soccer match at ...

France's goalkeeper Lloris makes a save past his teammate Evra and Germany's Mueller during the 2014 World Cup quarter-finals soccer match at ...

Germany's Thomas Mueller is stopped by France's Evra and Lloris during World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium

Thomas Mueller of Germany collides with Patrice Evra of France as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of France makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

France's Lloris dives for the ball next to Debuchy and Germany's Klose during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium in...

France's goalkeeper Lloris deflects the ball away beside teammate Varane and Germany's Hummels during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at...

Hugo Lloris of France makes a save during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

France's goalkeeper Lloris looks on during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals against Germany at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

France's Lloris and Germany's Mueller run for the ball during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro

Hugo Lloris of France saves the shot of Andre Schuerrle of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saves a shot by Germany's Andre Schuerrle during their 2014 World Cup quarter-finals at the Maracana stadium...

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Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of France tries to make a save against Thomas Mueller of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris of France clears the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris of France reacts during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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(L-R) Eliaquim Mangala, Morgan Schneiderlin, Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann, Hugo Lloris and Paul Pogba of France react after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(L-R) Antoine Griezmann, Hugo Lloris and Blaise Matuidi of France react after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Paul Pogba (L) consoles Antoine Griezmann of France as goalkeeper Hugo Lloris looks on during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris of France looks on after being defeated by Germany 1-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Andre Schuerrle and Per Mertesacker of Germany hug after a 1-0 victory over France in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Quarter Final match between France and Germany at Maracana on July 4, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Lloris and ze Germans

Lloris now has the most clean sheets in the World Cup

Hugo Lloris is having a great time at the World Cup. France beat Nigeria 2-0 to progress onto the Quarter Finals in which they’ll face Germany later on today. The win against Nigeria saw Lloris claim his 3rd clean sheet, the most in the tournament. Lloris has only conceded two goals thus far which was against Switzerland.

Stats? Scenes? Banter?

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2014/06/30/match-stats-france-v-nigeria/

https://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/world-cup-rewind-france-v-nigeria-photos/ 

http://myheartbeatsfootball.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/and-we-march-on/

Lloris v Nigeria

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Nigeria's Emenike attempts to score a header against France's goalkeeper Lloris next to France's Varane during their 2014 World Cup round ...

Nigeria's Emenike shoots to score a goal past France's goalkeeper Lloris during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia national...

Nigeria's Emenike kicks to score a goal against France's goalkeeper Lloris, which was later ruled offside and disallowed, during their 2014...

France's goalkeeper Lloris saves the ball during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in...

France's goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saves a shot as Nigeria's Peter Odemwingie falls during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game at the Brasilia ...

France's Varane stands in the net after being hit in the face by a ball during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria in Brasilia

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France's Varane clings on to the goal net as he reacts to an injury beside teammates Debuchy and goalkeeper Lloris during their 2014 World Cup...

France's goalkeeper Lloris looks at teammate Varane during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria in Brasilia

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France's Lloris approaches Varane during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria in Brasilia

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of France celebrates after his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris of France and Vincent Enyeama of Nigeria shake hands after France's 2-0 win during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France celebrate after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and Blaise Matuidi of France celebrate after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and Blaise Matuidi of France celebrate after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and Blaise Matuidi of France celebrate after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France acknowledge the fans after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France acknowledge the fans after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France acknowledge the fans after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

(L-R) Mathieu Valbuena, Olivier Giroud, Hugo Lloris, Rio Mavuba and Mathieu Debuchy of France celebrate after defeating Nigeria 2-0 during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Round of 16 match between France and Nigeria at Estadio Nacional on June 30, 2014 in Brasilia, Brazil.

France's players celebrate after winning their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Nigeria at the Brasilia national stadium in Brasilia

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Hugo Lloris for captaincy at Tottenham?

Reports claim that Hugo Lloris will be offered both a new (improved) contract and the captaincy ahead of next season at the Lane, that is if the current captain, Michael Dawson leaves the club. A number of reports has been linking Dawson to a move away from Tottenham Hotspur with Hull being the most likely destination for the skipper.

As for Lloris, the French skipper has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, but I recalled him saying sometime in the season gone by that he does not want to return to France so soon. Yet, Lloris wants to play Champions League football and guess who can offer it to him? PSG.

New Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino would like him to stay, but just in case Lloris decides to leave, he is looking at back up keepers. A new and improved contract would be fine and I think it’s only logical to hand Lloris the captaincy.

I mean, why not? He’s already shown he can lead and he’s captain of France.

We’ll see after the World Cup.

Lloris attends training session and presser

Hugo Lloris attended the press conference with coach Didier Deschamps on the eve of the France-Germany clash.

Presser:

Didier Deschamps, head coach of France and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) attend the France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Snippets of what the French skipper said at the presser:

“We want to write our own history. We will live this as much as possible.”

“There will be a lot of pressure on both sides but we are ready.”

“There is another step in this adventure in front of Germany. We are focussed on this match and we will take it step-by-step. There are other nations, like Spain, that have gone home and others like Germany who have said right at the beginning that they intend to win the cup,”

“We are not afraid of anything. We are fully aware of the fact in one match anything is possible and it is always possible for this match to be the last one. There is no fear. It is real pleasure, pure joy, to play Germany in a quarter-final. We are excited by the competition and want to win this match,”

“For friends, for relatives, for France. We will see what we do on the pitch we will try to be as good as possible.”

Lloris also praised fellow sweeper keeper, Manuel Neuer’s performance against Algeria reservedly:

“When the team plays upwards you ask the goalkeeper to play a little bit up. You have to be very complete and the German goalkeeper did it well against Algeria. You have to adapt to the style of your team,” 

Didier Deschamps, head coach of France attends the France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Didier Deschamps, head coach of France attends the France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper of France attends a France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper of France attends a France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper of France attends a France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper of France attends a France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Didier Deschamps, head coach of France and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (R) attend the France national team press conference at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Training session:

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Hugo Lloris, goalkeeper of France makes a save during a France national team training session at Maracana on July 3, 2014 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

All the best against Germany, Lloris!

Article Find: Younes proud of Lloris

Hugo celebrates France's win against Nigeria

Our number one is captain of the French national team and has helped Didier Deschamps’ men reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil.

After winning Group E, a 2-0 victory over Nigeria has set-up a mouth-watering clash against Germany in Rio on Friday (5pm UK). The winners take on Brazil or Colombia in the last four.

“We have known each other since we were 17, so that’s 10 years now,” said Younes, capped at all youth levels by France from Under-16-21 and five times by the senior squad.

“From day one, I knew he was a fantastic goalkeeper – a world-class goalkeeper – and I’m very happy to play alongside him at Spurs.

“He’s the captain of the national team and I’m very proud of him. I hope he will lead them a long way.”

Younes and Hugo after the win against Fulham last season

SOURCE: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/news/younes-proud-of-hugo-020714/

We’re super proud of him too, Younes! :)