Le roster for upcoming French friendlies!

Originally posted on My Heart Beats Football:

Didier Deschamps had quite a mouthful to say earlier after announcing the squad for the upcoming friendlies against Spain and Serbia.

Le squad:

Goalies: Lloris, Ruffier, Mandanda

Defence: Debuchy, Sagna, Sakho, Koscielny, Varane, Mangala, Digne, Evra

Midfield: Cabaye, Matuidi, Pogba, Schneiderlin, Sissoko, Mavuba

Forward: Benzema, Griezmann, Valbuena, Remy, Lacazette, Cabella

*** Lacazette replaces the injured Giroud. Once again, we laughed (well, I didn’t) when he tried to pronounce Schneiderlin.

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Now, my favorite clips from that kind of lengthy interview:

When asked about his vacation: “None of your business what I did for my holidays, but I’m well rested.”

On Giroud being injured: “It’s sad for him, I didn’t think it was going to be that bad. Important thing is for him to get back to full fitness.”

On why he chose 21/23 from WC squad: “I’ve chosen 21 of 23 WC squad, would’ve been 22 but for…

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Lloris talks about captaincy

Hugo Lloris says he will continue to be a leader in the Tottenham dressing-room and on the pitch, regardless of whether he is given the captain’s armband or not

Michael Dawson departed for Hull on Tuesday, leaving Spurs without a permanent skipper – and Mauricio Pochettino has stated he will wait until the transfer window has closed before making his decision.

Lloris captains the France national team and is a strong candidate, but the goalkeeper said: “I don’t really need to wear the armband to feel like a leader for the team.

“I’m very proud to be the captain of the French national team, and for Tottenham it’s just my natural decision, but I’m not expecting something about that.

“I’m just trying to do my job in the best way and try to help the team to have the best performances.

“In the changing room I know that I have my place and I try to be an example for everyone, especially for my young team-mates, because in the squad there are a lot of young players.”

SOURCE: tottenhamjournal.co.uk


Lloris admits he was wrong to play on with concussion


Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has admitted that he should not have played on against Everton when he sustained concussion last season and has applauded the new regulations that takes the decision out of players’ and coaches’ hands.

Lloris, 27, sustained a big knock to his head from Romelu Lukaku at Goodison Park last season but demanded that he stay on the pitch following the injury. His form then actually dipped in the weeks after the injury as it became clear that he should not have played on.

The medical staff at Goodison and on Tottenham’s bench warned that the Frenchman should not have carried on playing but he forced his way back on and was clearly struggling.

Tottenham manager, Andre Villas-Boas, was criticised for allowing Lloris to stay on the pitch and the Frenchman now knows it was a mistake to not go off following the hit from Lukaku.

He has also applauded the new rules implemented that takes the decision away from playing staff, leaving the final decision whether to take a player off to medical staff.

“It is definitely a good thing,” Lloris said in several papers. “We don’t have to play with our health and someone in the profession had the good sense to find something better.

“I was a subject of that and so it is easier for me to understand the decision. I realise now that I had taken a risk with my health. It will not happen again.

“When you are on the pitch you don’t want to leave the pitch, you want to stay with your team-mates and help them get the best result.

“Now the rules are very clear and it will be better for everyone.”

SOURCE: squawka.com



Clean sheet for Lloris as Spurs win at home

Spurs played their first home game of the BPL season and came away with a 4-0 victory.

Lloris was a virtual spectator for much of the match as his team had the game under control.

The team’s first goal came in the 12′ when Adebayor crossed to the back post for Chadli, who did some excellent ball controlling on his chest before scoring the opener. In the 30′ Lamela swings in a corner and Dier is there to head in the second goal. Lamela is involved again in the 3rd goal when he sends in a wonderful cross for Chadli to head home his brace.

The 4th goal came in the 65′ when Rose finds Adebayor and he makes no mistake from a central position in slotting home that goal.

With this vital victory, Lloris claims his 2nd clean sheet of the season.


Lloris wants to keep the momentum going


With away victories at West Ham and AEL Limassol already under our belt, Hugo is hoping we can maintain our winning form in our first home game of the season against QPR.

The squad has shown great resilience having been down to 10 men for a long spell at Upton Park and trailing in the Mediterranean heat against AEL Limassol, leaving Hugo all the more confident that we will get a first home win of the season on Sunday.

“We need a good recovery after a long trip and a difficult game in difficult conditions but with the win it will be easier to recover,” he said.

“We know QPR lost their first game so they are going to try and get a point or more at White Hart Lane, especially for Harry Redknapp because he knows the club.”

After back-to-back away matches, Hugo is eagerly anticipating the prospect of playing in front of our home supporters again as we embark on three games at White Hart Lane in the space of seven days.

“It’s important to start the season well at home in front of our fans,” he added. “We did well against Schalke and West Ham and we have to keep going to keep our confidence up and get as many points as we can as soon as possible.”

SOURCE: tottenhamhotspur.com


Lloris captains Spurs to victory in the first leg of the Europa League qualifier

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Starting XI: Lloris (c); Naughton, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho; Holtby, Townsend, Kane; Soldado.

Hugo Lloris captained Spurs to a 2-1 victory in the first leg of the Europa League Qualifier against AEL Limassol in Cyprus. Limassol went ahead in the first half through Sardinero. Nothing Lloris could have done about that goal.

In the second half, Spurs claimed two goals thanks to Lamela, who came on and changed the game providing two assists: one for Soldado in the 74′ and Kane six minutes later.

After the match, captain Lloris said: “It was difficult to find space in the first half against a team that played deep but we came back and won which was important.”

Lloris had a good game. He was characteristically quick off his line whenever he read danger and had some nice saves.

Lloris v AEL Limassol: