Hugo Lloris will equal the number of selections of Thierry Henry (123) and hopes to clinch a victory at the end to celebrate this accomplishment.
On Wednesday evening, Hugo Lloris will become the second most capped player in the history of the France team tied with Thierry Henry. The captain of the Blues will celebrate his 123rd selection for the France team against Bosnia as part of the qualifications for the 2022 World Cup. Before the captain of Tottenham will stand only Lilian Thuram and his 142 selections, a mark still distant but who could be equaled by the goalkeeper of the Blues if he continues his international career until 2022 or even beyond.
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In a press conference, Hugo Lloris expressed his pride in matching a legend like Thierry Henry: “It is a great pride. But when I started the rally, I didn’t think about those numbers at all. I was more focused on the team and the results to be achieved. When you start a career, it’s hard to imagine so many matches with the Blues. I have never run after records. Rather, they came naturally. We will continue from tomorrow, hoping above all to win this match against Bosnia “.
Tottenham goalkeeper has spoken about Mike Maignan’s rise: “Mike level up season after season. He still took more place in the performances of Lille. He did win some important points at times. But it is always difficult to project. He is one of the goalkeepers of tomorrow with Alphonse Areola, Meslier or Alban Lafont. Mike is very ambitious. He wants to be confronted at the high level“.
“Have the ambition to seek the opponent”
Hugo Lloris gave news of the Blues who have traveled a lot in the last week and who are trying to recover as well as possible: “There are still twenty-four hours and one training session left before the match. You must already be mentally present and the legs will follow. Bosnia had more recovery than us and one less official match. There will be good players in front with two that stand out which are Miralem Pjanic and Edin Dzeko “.
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The captain of the Blues awaits a victory against Bosnia and hopes that the France team will manage to find solutions, including if Bosnia evolves low on the ground: “There are several things, but above all you have to have the ambition to find the opponent, to put rhythm, intensity and create width in the opposing team. Bosnia has other characteristics. than Ukraine with good ball handlers. We will have to manage the weak times well and build on the strong times by scoring goals “.
“Our response must be more collective. We focus on what we can do with or without the ball. All nations are motivated against the France team. This kind of match can make it possible to create something on a campaign. It will especially close this gathering of three matches. We must do violence and finish on a good note. The important thing is to end this parenthesis of qualification with a good image before projecting on the Euro“, concluded Hugo Lloris.