Lloris’s words to France-Denmark

The captain of the blues faced the media this Thursday on the eve of France-Denmark.

The first of three matches against Denmark in 2022

“They are especially the last semi-finalists of the European Championship, players who know each other very well with important players, such as Eriksen, Schmeichel. I know a few and it is a very competitive, well-organized team that can play in different game systems. He is an interesting opponent and the idea of ​​facing him twice before the World Cup is a good one. something for them too. We have the ambition to shine in this League of Nations. »

The context of the Stade de France after the Champions League fiasco

“I think that, in a very general way, what we have seen in France this season is not good publicity for the country and French football. I hope all the questions are answered by those responsible. Although this Champions League final does not only depend on the French, it is not what we want to see in football. As a player, we like when everything is well organized for fans, families, and loved ones. »

Hugo Lloris FRANCK FIFE / AFP

Your opinion on the image rights meeting

“It was great to be honest with you. It’s made a lot of noise in recent months, in my opinion a little too much for pretty simple things. For years the players have shown respect for partners and sponsors. There were small adjustments to “It’s in this direction that our discussions have taken place. The president (Le Graët) has always had respect and consideration for the players, things will change for the better.”

Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappe FRANCK FIFE / AFP

The importance of this June meeting

“Playing 4 games at the end of the season is new, especially in a short time (11 days). This will allow playing time for many players, there will be a rotation. It’s good for everyone. Organizations and managers are tired, but it’s always nice to represent the French national team. We have to show what it takes to get to the top as a team. »

Which changes Deschamps’ absence

“It’s been a special week for the reasons you mentioned. In the preparation of the match everything went well, the players are listening. Guy (Stephan) and all the staff are used to it. We miss our main leader and tomorrow (Friday) his absence will be quite special. On the other hand, we have to do our best to make a good match because it is a competition where we have ambitions. Even in front of the coach we want to show that he can count on us. »

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The hardships Griezmann is going through

“We are talking about Antoine, he is a sure bet for the French team, one of our main leaders for many years. Everyone has ups and downs. We feel like always, happy to find the blues and win. »

Eriksen’s return to Denmark after a cardiac arrest at the European Championships

“I didn’t follow all the games he played, but I was impressed when I saw him. He has returned to an excellent level, he is a player who can make a difference and he is sure that tomorrow (Friday) he will be motivated to give us problems. I wish him the best, he’s a good guy, a great teammate, and when he’s 100% you know he’s one of the best players in the world. He is creative, he knows when to go up, to delay, to pass, he is a very high level and I am sure that tomorrow (Friday) he will be able to lead Denmark correctly. »

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