I don’t know why people are asking for another goalie to start for France in the upcoming World Cup. Is it because of the goals he had been letting in lately? Is it because he has failed to keep back to back clean sheets? Questioning his stability is wrong. He is a great goalie despite the season his team had been having.
Didier Deschamps has set the doubters straight:
“I don’t have any reason to change today. He was captain under Laurent Blanc. He is also with me. Hugo is captain because he is exemplary,”
“He takes on the role well, even if his position means that his preparation is different on match day. Hugo is admired and respected within the squad. He has his character, he doesn’t say much, I’ll give you that. But when he has something to say or a message to get across, he does it.“
Let’s get real. Lloris is the only eligible #1 for France. I only see Alphonse Areola as his heir, but he might end up playing for the Philippines.