Benzema’s package, the Le Graët case … The confidences of Lloris

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Newly retired international, Hugo Lloris spoke without concession on the Karim Benzema and Noël Le Graët controversies.

Hugo Lloris, France French media team

Hugo Lloris made a sensational revelation on Monday. After 145 selections, the goalkeeper of the France team made the decision to put away his crampons with the Blues, a choice made official almost a month after the final of the 2022 World Cup lost against Argentina. For everyday The Teamthe Tottenham goalkeeper also returned to the “case” of Karim Benzema, forced to forfeit the World Cup in Qatar and who also communicated the end of his international career, the day after the final against Lionel’s partners Messi.

“His return will have been only positive”

The 2018 world champion wanted to deny the rumor that Didier Deschamps’ group had campaigned for the departure of the Real Madrid striker, when he seemed willing to stay to treat his thigh injury and return more late in the tournament. “To say that we would have pushed for him to leave is completely false, and I do not see where we are coming from: he was essential for eighteen months, he helped us win the League of Nations , his return will have been only positive. It’s really dishonest to claim that some of us could have favored his departure. We would have done it when, how? When you approach a World Cup, you want to do it with your best players.

Another boiling file even more topical, that of the statements of the president of the French Football Federation Noël Le Graët on the 1998 world champion Zinedine Zidane. An outing that surprised Hugo Lloris, on TF1. “There are things that are inappropriate. We cannot disrespect former players of the France team, even more so an international legend like Zinedine Zidane. But here is now the Niçois withdrawn from the hot topics of the France team.