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
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.
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.
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!
This happened after the 3-0 victory over Scotland. Lloris was trying to do an interview when Evra followed by Pogba playfully pushed him. What did the captain do? What he does best: smile.
Thanking 101greatgoals.com for the clip!
Hugo Lloris and the Bleus performed well during their opener against Romania in the Euro 2016 tournament. The French hosts won 2-1 and Lloris pulled off a WONDERFUL save during the match.