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Pogba and Evra jokes around with Lloris

France jokes: Pogba & Evra bother Hugo Lloris during interview (Video)

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!

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Lloris show off the Uhlsport Eliminator Supergrip

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For those who were asking after Hugo Lloris’s new gloves, then you’ve come to the right place.

The Uhlsport Eliminator Supergrip is kind of attractive and I like it. Maybe it’s because of the color. I love blue!

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About his choice of gloves, the Frenchman explained to soccer.com, “I used to try different gloves when I was in the academy, but once I found my glove, afterward it was difficult to change,”

Here, Lloris and Michel Vorm talks about goalkeeping with soccer.com

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Lloris ‘still happy at Tottenham’

Although the French goalie is still happy at Spurs, Hugo demands more from his team as they prepare for their Europa League group opener against Qarabag FK. Talking at the presser, the captain sounded out a warning:

“European competition is always important. I expect more from Tottenham and I expect more from me as well. We need to go as far as possible in the competition. There is a possibility to get to the Champions League if you got to the final and win the final.”

Good luck Spurs.

*** Image via Twitter

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Lloris dreams of Champions League

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Currently with the France camp, captain Lloris has expressed his desire to play Champions League football as talks about him exiting Spurs for Manchester United are rapidly firing up.

“Obviously we [Tottenham] want to participate and to rub shoulders with the biggest European teams. We work every day for that.”

“The Champions League remains an important competition, where the level is the highest in Europe.”

“This is the case for everyone, not because it is season of the European Championships. It is a goal and a personal ambition.”

He just wants to play in the CL and ain’t nothing wrong with that. He deserves to play CL football.

Photo published for Man United transfer target Lloris admits Champions League ambition  

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Hugo Lloris on rumors and his future

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In an extensive interview with L’Équipe, France captain and Tottenham Hotspur’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has spoken about his future, France and Tottenham’s progress. Extensive highlights from the interview below.

On the season just gone:

“Our 5th place, ahead of Liverpool, shows that we were a bit young, a bit without experience in order to aim higher, but that the new manager knows what he is doing. It is a good result for a transitioning season, with a new way of working and a new style of play. Our inconsistency, even in the same matches, was difficult to deal with. It happened too often, individual mistakes, lapses in concentration. Those are signs of collective weakness. But the manager and his staff know where they are headed, and so it is the team itself that needs to step up a level. There are some players who had their first season at this level and they were remarkable. Take Harry Kane for example…”

On why Tottenham’s French players are not making the starting XI:

“In England, the squads are a lot more full. Of course, you end up making connections with other French players in the squad and it is not easy to see them suffer. A guy like Benji Stambouli, for example, has to succeed. He has the talent, his head on his shoulders, a workhorse. He has worked hard, it will pay off. He will come out the other end and have grown. I love these type of players who give everything for the team. He really is a good guy.”

On whether Tottenham was the right choice for Lloris:

“I have never thought that this was a bad decision. It was a natural choice, linked with the fact that I wanted to challenge myself. I got this chance in a good English club. Of course, yes, it is not a team that is challenging for the title at the moment, but a little later on perhaps, who knows what will happen?”

On rumours about a buy-out clause in his contract:

“I don’t even think about that. Honestly, it is a debate between one club and another club. Nobody tells me how much I am worth and I am not looking to find out. But we are at that time where things starting heating up for no reason, where figures are thrown about to test the market. That is part of the system. There is no clause. With the representatives, I have always liked to have direct exchanges. It is important to know the people, to feel the culture of the club, to understand how it works. When you have the privilege of talking directly with your President, as I have done with Daniel Levy, it makes a lot of things easier. After that, I know what we said, and it is a relationship of trust.”

On PSG rumours:

“You should never say never, but my ideas are clear in my head, they are the same that I have had for the last 16-17 years. Tomorrow, I don’t know, but today, I am in a different thought pattern. And then, it is only my personal opinion, but I think that people were very tough on Sirigu. I don’t know if it was to try to destabilise PSG at one point in the season, but I think that he is doing good things at PSG and people forget about that. I will say it again, the club (PSG) is progressing, we feel as if the project is advancing, but today, the question is not asking itself.”

On his future:

“Who knows what will happen? There is one important thing: at one moment I have to think about myself, to ask myself questions and reflect, but as soon as this moment is over and the season starts, I will be thoroughly involved in the project of this club, the team.”

SOURCE: getfootballnewsfrance

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‘Hugo Lloris is the best goalie in the PL’

Everton legend Neville Southall believes Hugo Lloris is the best goalkeeper in the Premier League.

‘When I look at him, he plays the way I like a goalie to play. He’s always positive, he’s always looking for things, he’s always proactive, he wants things to happen and he makes things happen.

‘He’s played in a changing club with changing players. He’s played with some absolutely s*** players and some good ones and he’s managed to get on with both. If they’ve played with a high line… well, you’ve watched Tottenham. Some of them players, they don’t know what they’re doing. If there’s going to be a slip, Lloris knows.

He’s brave on the pitch physically, he’s brave mentally, he comes out and he does stuff that other goalkeepers won’t do. I’d say he was the best in the league.’

via The Set Pieces

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Hugo Lloris is THAT player that Spurs can’t afford to lose

90min.com complied a list of that one player every PL team can’t afford to lose and for Tottenham Hotspur, it was blatantly obvious which player they were going to choose. This is what Jaime Elliot had to say about Hugo Lloris:

​If Tottenham were to lose Lloris, it is hard to see them as a top-half team.

The Frenchman has been spectacular between the posts and without a doubt the world class player in the Spurs side.

If they can hang onto him then they need to build their side around him, because he will only continue to be frustrated at his teammates’ ineptitude in front of him.

I agree with Jaime.

With the likes of PSG, Roma and Real Madrid on the heels of the French goalie, it is only a matter of time before he leave Spurs … that is if the team don’t stop procrastinating. They have what it takes to be champions and yet they refuse to give their all. Week in, week out, they’re leaving a bad taste on the lips of fans and critics alike. They can’t seem to give a 100% performance when it is really needed. They’re lacking in the goals department and they’re not any better at the back.

Watch their games. The manager cannot be at fault for the way they play all the time. They might have the players but they don’t have the passion and a total revamp in the near future might make sense, but they need to work with what they have. They can do it.

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Lloris talks France and Tottenham

Hugo Lloris addressed the press last evening in Rennes on the eve of France facing Albania in a friendly.

On not playing the last two games: “It was another way of living with the French national team.”

On Raphael Varane: “Varane is becoming more and more important. He has this ability to put the whole defensive sector at ease. There are very few players like Varane. He still has a lot of things to prove, but he has the potential to become a truly great player.”

On Steve Mandanda: “My relationship with Steve has been very good from the start. We are all teammates, even if there is competition for places.”

On playing for France: “All the games are important when you’re wearing the France shirt, no matter who the opposition is. It is a joy and makes me proud.”

On Tottenham Hotspur: “It is a delicate period with Tottenham, we need to ask ourselves questions and find the answers. We have a collective problem. We are growing during these moments, we are forcing to find a solution.”

On playing in Rennes: “It is important to leave the Paris region and be in contact with our fans.”

On Karim Benzema: “Karim has taken on another dimension. He is decisive for Real, he scores a lot. It is good for France. Karim has reached a level of confidence that allows him to do the right thing at the right time. He is a complete package. I think that Karim deserves to be on the podium for the Ballon D’Or. I want him to be.”

SOURCE: http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2014/17696/