Hugo Lloris announces his international retirement

Clap of international end for the doorman captain of the Blues, Hugo Lloris who announced this Monday the end of his adventure with the France team.

Lloris, 36 and 145 caps, told L’Equipe in an interview that the decision was not easy. “It’s not easy to announce this, but after fourteen years defending this shirt, which I wore with great pleasure, with pride, duty and a sense of responsibility, I believe I have reached the end” , he said.

And the 2018 World Champion added: “The French team is ready to continue without me (…). I was lucky with my generation to have marked the history of French football and that cannot be taken away from me.

Priority to Tottenham

In the Golden Book of the Blues, he appears alongside the greatest goalkeepers, such as Joël Bats and Fabien Barthez, two personalities he consulted before making his decision.

“It’s a relief to say it and that it comes out, I take a weight off myself by announcing it, and I can continue to focus on my daily life with Totthenham”, he says in L’Equipe, grateful wanting to “go out always on top” rather than risking the season too much.

In Qatar, Lloris became the most capped Frenchman in history ahead of Lilian Thuram (142 caps). He participated with the Blues in seven major tournaments, with three finals: those lost at Euro-2016 and the World Cup-2022, and that won in Russia, the second French star twenty years after that of 1998.

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