Hugo Lloris Backs Tottenham Teammate Harry Kane After Penalty Miss That Sent England Out Of The World Cup

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Hugo Lloris believes his Tottenham teammate Harry Kane has the character to recover from his World Cup penalty miss heartbreak.

Hugo Lloris Backs Tottenham Teammate Harry Kane After Penalty Miss That Sent England Out Of The World Cup

Kane, the captain of England, broke down in tears after missing his 83rd-minute penalty kick in Saturday’s heartbreaking quarterfinal loss.

The French captain Lloris said: β€œThere were a lot of emotions out there because we were in the middle of a battle and at the end we were all very happy.

β€œBut on a personal level, I am also saddened because Harry is a team-mate, a man whom I respect enormously and someone who took responsibility in a crucial moment of the game.”

β€œIt was a turning point of the match and I can only share this moment of pain with him.”

β€œBut I know that Harry is strong and that this hurt will pass for him.”

Kane had previously equaled Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals for England in international play by converting a penalty.

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On the night Lloris became the most cap-holder in French history, Kane was unable to score two successive penalty kicks against the French goalkeeper.

Lloris stated:Β β€œIt was a difficult match against a very, very good English team who deserve a lot of praise because it was a great battle right to the end.”

β€œI was much more involved in this game than in any other match at this tournament, but that was only what we expected against these opponents.

β€œI cannot hide the fact that it was a special evening for me to make my 143rd appearance for my country against the English, a country in which I have been playing for ten years.

β€œThis England team is very strong, their midfield created a lot of space, they were hard-hitting in attack and they have a number nine who is among the best in the world.”

Hugo Lloris Backs Tottenham Teammate Harry Kane After Penalty Miss That Sent England Out Of The World Cup

β€œBut we stayed strong in the storm, we were solid in the important moments and we hurt them when necessary.

β€œIt was a great reward for all our preparation for this match and we have to congratulate everyone for all their hard work.

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β€œThe best way to celebrate that work was to win the game and this result has given us even more confidence for the semi-final against Morocco.”

Hugo Lloris

Hugo Hadrien Dominique Lloris, a goalkeeper for Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur and the France national team, was born on December 26, 1986 in France.

He has won the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year award from the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) three times.

Lloris is a French international who has played at the under-18, under-19, and under-21 levels for his country.

He participated in the under-19 team that won the 2005 UEFA European Under-19 Championship before transitioning to the senior level. In a friendly matchup against Uruguay in November 2008, Lloris made his senior international debut.

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He assisted France in securing a spot in the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and the media praised him for his two-leg performance against the Republic of Ireland.

He led the team for the first time in 2010, and on February 28, 2012, he was named the first-choice captain.

Under his leadership, France advanced to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Euro 2012 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup, finished second at the UEFA Euro 2016, and won the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which was played in Russia. He is the member of the national team with the most appearances.

Harry Kane Kicked England Out Of The World Cup In Qatar

In a 2-1 loss to France, England was eliminated from the World Cup after Harry Kane missed a penalty.

In the 54th minute, the Tottenham striker converted a penalty kick to tie Wayne Rooney’s record of 53 goals and bring the Three Lions back into the game.

Hugo Lloris Backs Tottenham Teammate Harry Kane After Penalty Miss That Sent England Out Of The World Cup

Then, with a header from Olivier Giroud, the French team regained the lead. Soon after, Kane was offered another opportunity from 12 yards out.

Unfortunately, Kane aggressively slammed it over the bar, but his effort was completely off, and the France players joined Lloris in celebration.

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