Hugo Lloris declares that he is prepared to “pass the baton” to Kylian Mbappe so that he may lead a new era of triumph for France.
Hugo Lloris, a goalie for Tottenham, led France to the World Cup four years ago and to the final this time around.
However, with Kylian Mbappe’s new generation blossoming in Qatar, Lloris is prepared to retire from international play.
Kylian Mbappe, the star player from France, not only scored a hat trick but also took home the Golden Boot.
Lloris, who will turn 36 later this month, is now thinking about his own international future but is confident that Mbappe and a talented new group of players can help Les Bleus win again.
The biggest star in France is Kylian Mbappe, but there are also up-and-coming players like Marcus Thuram, Aurélien Tchouaméni, Randal Koio Muani, Ibrahima Konate, William Saliba, and Eduardo Camavinga.
Four years ago, France’s captain, Lloris, won the World Cup, but having lost to Argentina, he believes the new generation can experience a new wave of success.
“I think this competition can be utilized for the future of the France squad,” Lloris remarked.
“A generation that was nearing the end of their career was passing the torch to a new generation, led by Kylian, who displayed excellent leadership throughout the competition and even more so in the championship game. This France team must remain at the top.”
After the World Cup, Lloris is largely expected to call it quits on his international career.
The Spurs goalkeeper was attempting to become the first person to lead his nation to consecutive World Cups but lost heartbreakingly to Argentina.
He now claims that he will decide whether to continue in the coming weeks, but he can now focus on his club career.
Upon being questioned about his future in international football, Lloris responded, “I don’t want to answer this issue. To gain height, I need a little perspective.
The next few weeks will reveal everything. We leave a competition like that drained and simply want to discover our own. We don’t have much willpower left; all we want is to get home to our family.”
Didier Deschamps, the manager of France, is set to remain in his position and meet with the French football federation next month, despite the uncertainty surrounding his future.
Lloris has acknowledged that France now regrets losing their World Cup title and, in particular, the manner in which they began the championship game.
Before Mbappe scored twice to force extra time and then came back to force penalties, they were initially down 2-0. Lloris said it was a “crazy” game, but even though they ultimately lost, they showed their grit and team strength.