Hugo Lloris Admits That He’s Still Suffering From World Cup Hangover

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Hugo Lloris, Tottenham’s goalkeeper, and former France captain has admitted he’s still suffering from World Cup hangover following his recent poor form.

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris

The 36 year old Tottenham skipper confessed to suffering from “mental offset” after he led France to World Cup final in Qatar which ended in a defeat to Argentina in a penalty shootout.

After the just concluded FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the France captain announced his retirement from international football to focus more on his club side.

Hugo Lloris represented France a recorded 145 times, 121 of them as the team captain.

He recorded success at the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Lloris was part of France’s squad that won the Nations League in 2021.

Since his return to action for Tottenham, the captain has been seriously criticised following his errors.

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris in action against Man City

Last Sunday, he contributed to Spurs’ 2-0 home loss to Arsenal in the North London derby when he mishandled Bukayo Saka’s attempt.

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And on Thursday at the Etihad, he mishandled a loose ball that led to Manchester City’s opening goal before Riyad Mahrez’s deflected strike beat him at his near post and allowed the visitors to come back from two goals down to win 4-2.

He also made a mistake on January 1st, the day Aston Villa shocked everyone by winning 2-0 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Lloris said; “I have no complaints. Being a professional, all you do is keep a beat. However, it is apparent that you miss mental clarity when you return from a World Cup where you were actively involved with the national team and played till the very last day. But you need to get going again and support your team.”

Hugo Lloris
Hugo Lloris against Aston Villa

During Spurs Vs Villa clash, Buendia did the honors after Ollie Watkins stole the ball, giving Unai Emery’s team the lead early in the second half and infuriating Antonio Conte.

watch Hugo Lloris’s mistake against Aston Villa

Hugo Lloris has caused Tottenham a lot this season in the Premier League as Antonio Conte’s men sit three points behind fourth-place Manchester United and fourteen points behind League leader Arsenal.

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Tottenham, however, needs results as quickly as possible.

Another significant test of their determination will come on Monday’s trip to Fulham in the Premier League.

Tottenham has had little time to prepare, but they are desperate for a victory after losing six of their previous ten Premier League games.

What’s next for Hugo Lloris?

The 36 years old will return to action for Tottenham as they will travel to face Fulham on the 23rd of January, 2023, by 21:00 GMT. And he ( Lloris) will be looking forward to helping his team return to winning ways.

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