Almost 15 years after having honored his first selection in Blue, Hugo Lloris announced on Monday that he was retiring from international football. On social networks, several players from the French team wanted to salute the longevity of the Tottenham goalkeeper.
This World Cup final lost by the Habs against Argentina will therefore remain as the last appearance of Hugo Lloris with the French team. Now 36 years old, the former resident of Olympique Lyonnais has indeed chosen not to postpone the jersey struck by the Rooster.
“I decided to end my international career, with the feeling of having given everything. And I think it’s important to announce it now, two and a half months before the start of qualifying for the Euros, out of respect for the coach and the players, to let them go on new bases.thus explained the last bastion of the Spurs in the columns of theTeam.
This announcement, not necessarily expected, caused the excitement of many French supporters. On social networks, tributes to the Niçois have multiplied during the evening. Among the messages, some also came from players who crossed paths with Hugo Lloris at Clairefontaine.
“You are, loyal, upright, courageous”
“O Captain my Captain Thank you for all these adventures shared in blue, your leadership which has led us to the most beautiful of titles. I have the same admiration and gratitude for the man that you are, loyal, upright, courageous, as for the player who made us win so much”wrote Blaise Matuidi in a particularly touching publication.
O Captain my Captain
Thank you for all these adventures shared in blue, your leadership which has led us to the most beautiful of titles.
I have the same admiration and gratitude for the man you are, loyal, upright, courageous, as for the player who made us win so much 💙 pic.twitter.com/IcFrLqvE8P
— Blaise Matuidi (@MATUIDIBlaise) January 9, 2023
On instagramKylian Mbappé greeted his now ex-captain with a “Thanks for all Capi”. Finally, Didier Deschamps spoke about TF1 to comment on the departure of this framework of the latest successes of the Blues. “Beyond all the records that his talent and professionalism have allowed him to beat, beyond the essential role he played in our greatest conquests, the 2018 World Cup, the 2021 Nations League, in our most beautiful journeys, the final of Euro 2016 and that of the 2022 World Cup, Hugo is a remarkable person on a human level, particularly wanted to recall the national coach.