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French winners in London: N’golo and Hugo

Congrats Hugo!

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N’Golo Kanté and Hugo Lloris won big at the recently held London Football Awards. 

Kanté was instrumental in Leicester winning the EPL last season and now he’s helping Chelsea top the table at the moment. I once joked that if you want to win the League, then but N’Golo. Looks like it wasn’t a joke after all.

Kanté won London Premier League Player of the Year.

As for Hugo Lloris, he took home the award for Goalkeeper of the Year. Well deserved, Oogo!

I am very happy for these guys. Congratulations and keep flying the French flag high.

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Hugo Lloris: 150th appearance in a Tottenham shirt and 50th clean sheet

Last evening, Spurs met Hull City in the PL and soundly beat them 3-0. It was Lloris’s 150th appearance in a Spurs shirt and his 50th clean sheet.

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Hugo Lloris pulls off STUNNING save to keep Tottenham hopes alive

He humbly plays it down, but Hugo Lloris was the hero last evening at BayArena during the scoreless Champions League match.

Lloris made a string of excellent stops last evening to deny Javier Hernandez and Bayer Leverkusen any form of victory. The Man of the Match goalie played a pivotal role in making sure that Leverkusen didn’t concede, but his finest moment was when he denied Hernandez from close range. The Frenchman spared no thought as he sprung across goal and with incredible cat reflexes, he managed to grab the ball and cling onto it to ensure that it did not cross the line. 

He was rightfully named Man of the Match, but he refused to take credit for his heroic efforts.

That’s a technology decision. Listen, you need a bit of luck in that kind of action. This time I could save this goal. It’s important. It’s a key moment but it’s not the only one

‘I prefer to be more positive because I think we did a great job altogether. We should have scored in the first half and the game would have been much different.

‘In two weeks, we will face them again. We need to be ready for this battle.’

Indeed, Spurs should’ve scored in the first half given that they were dominant. They still have a chance to redeem themselves, but they need to up their game if they’re serious about making it to the next round.

In the meantime, TAKE A BOW CAPTAIN!

*** Images and media via Spurs Twitter handle

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Masterclass performance from Spurs as they beat City 2-0

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Tottenham just put in a masterclass performance against Manchester City running away with a 2-0 victory at the White Hart Lane. Despite Kolarov scoring an own goal to put Spurs ahead in the 9th minute, it was all Spurs. City did improve in the 2nd half, but Spurs wouldn’t let them pass. Lloris was a tough wall to break while Bravo sometimes fumbled on the other end.

Dele Alli scored the winner in the 37th minute and Erik Lamela had his penalty save by Bravo in the 65th minute. It was a well-deserved performance from the boys in white at the lane and I am delighted for them. 

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Hugo Lloris suffers hamstring blow

Hugo Lloris was forced off with a hamstring injury earlier today in Tottenham’s 2016/17 season premiere against Everton. Lloris was subbed off late in the first half with Michel Vorm replacing him. The Frenchman had conceded his first goal of the season as Everton went ahead in the 6th minute. The game eventually finished 1-1.

Wishing Lloris a speedy recovery and all the best to Spurs this season.

Posted in Les Bleus, My Lloris Stuff, Silverware/Awards

Merci Lloris!

Football can be cruel.

Captain Hugo Lloris gave 100% for his team and country in the Euro 2016 tournament. He was one of the main reason France had reached the final… only to fall to Portugal. His disappointment and heartbreak cannot be summed up. To play at home in front of your people and lost is extremely hard to take, but Les Bleus should hold their heads up in triumph. Just for bringing hope, joy, and smiles to millions of French people, this was already victorious. 

Only time will tell of this excellent goalie will eventually win a final. 

Merci Lloris. 

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Record-breaking captain

Hugo Lloris captained France for a national record 55th time yesterday against the Republic of Ireland in the Euro 2016, exceeding Didier Deschamps’ record. Congrats captain!

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Hugo Lloris to equal Didier Deschamps’ record as French captain

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When France meets Switzerland today in their last group clash, Hugo Lloris will equal Didier Deschamps’ Les Bleus record of 54 matches as captain. How does DD feel about this? At the presser he jokingly remarked:

“I won’t name him captain because I don’t I want him to equal my record, so I’ll pick someone else.”

After laughing a bit, he told

“Of course, I’m only joking. Hugo does a really good job as captain and I’m delighted for him.”

France v Romania - Group A: UEFA Euro 2016

Lloris was first handed the captain armband in November 2010, when France met England in a friendly. Ahead of Euro 2012, Laurent Blanc handed him the role on a permanent basis. I call Lloris the Quiet Leader or the Quiet Man in the Gloves because he exudes a calm authority although I saw him get angry once at Lyon. He doesn’t need to shout to get his point across…

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