Why did Hugo Lloris suddenly leave France’s national team?

Hugo Lloris, captain of France and Tottenham Hotspurs, has announced his retirement following a career filled with success and trophies, including two appearances in the World Cup final for Les Bleus.

After three weeks following a penalty shootout loss to Argentina in the tournament’s penultimate game, he has decided to retire from international football.

“I’ve decided to end my international career because I believe I’ve given my all,” stated Lloris.

Hugo Lloris has been France’s reliable goalkeeper since he made his debut for the national team in 2008. He is the first name on the France team sheet and has the most appearances for Les Bleus with 145.

“I think it is important to announce this now, two-and-a-half months before the start of Euro qualifying.”- Lloris told to the reporters.

“I have really been thinking about it since the end of the World Cup, but there has been something deep inside of me for maybe six months now which grew during the competition, leading me to make this decision,” He further added.

In 2018, Lloris captained France to a historic World Cup triumph following a win against Croatia in the final. Lloris was the team’s architect of success and a key member of the squad.

But recently, the French captain was harshly criticized for his poor performance in the shootout against Argentina, wherein he failed to save a single penalty.

“There comes a time when you need to step aside. I have always said the French national team does not belong to any one person. There is a goalkeeper who is ready [AC Milan’s Mike Maignan], and I need a bit more time for me, for my family, and for my children.”

After Didier Deschamps’ contract was extended, Lloris made the decision to retire public, and the manager and his team will be worried about how they can fill the void up left by him.

Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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