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Lloris on France drawing Ukraine

Hugo Lloris - Ukraine v France - Group D: UEFA EURO 2012

Lloris v Ukraine during Euro 2012

Today, it was revealed whom France will be facing in the play-offs to make it to Brazil 2014.

It was revealed that France would face Ukraine. What did Lloris think?

“I followed the draw online. Positive thing is to have avoided Portugal. Could have been instead of Sweden. A large European nation therefore not go to Brazil in 2014. It will have to fight, it remains a barrier, it will be difficult. There will be a lot of pressure on these two games.

Our last meeting date of Euro 2012. We achieved a very good performance (2-0), particularly in relation to context of the time (interruption of the match after a shower). Dams are two different games. The challenge will be different too. This is the past but it certainly serves as a benchmark even if we face another team we November.

Personally, I do not have a preference to receive or not in the return match. Here, it will start with a good result away. This would be positive but also keep in mind the back dam face the Republic of Ireland in November 2009 at the Stade de France. It will therefore raise our game is still on good outputs, with the second period in Belarus (4-2) and victories at home against Australia (6-0) and Finland (3-0). We scored three goals in three games, it’s positive. should use this momentum and this confidence. It will let go and take our responsibilities. “

The first leg will be played away on November 15th (Friday) and the home leg will be played on November 19th (Tuesday) at the Stade de France. Ukraine has faced the French 7 times and lost 7 times, and although this is a beautiful advantage, this is war.




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