Lloris talks about Argentina’s title win, praises Martinez for being decisive
The 36-year-old French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris announced his withdrawal from the national team today, officially ending his 15-year national team career. He represented the French team in 20 World Cup games, becoming the first in team history. However, it was defeated by Argentina in Qatar, and it was a pity that the runner-up ended. Lori accepted an exclusive interview with L’Equipe today and talked about the topic of the World Cup.
Lloris paid tribute to the victory of the Argentine team and emphasized that Argentine goalkeeper Martinez played a decisive role. As the so-called heroes cherish each other, although they are opponents on the field, Lori off the field gave Martinez a high degree of affirmation. He praised the latter for disrupting the stability of the field during the game and making it difficult for the opponent to score.
Martinez won the World Cup best goalkeeper and became the first non-European goalkeeper to win the Golden Glove Award, rewriting history. However, he made indecent gestures in the final award ceremony, which was controversial. Lowry said that Martinez has received enough criticism, so there is no need to say anything more.
The French team drew tenaciously with Argentina in the final. The two sides entered into a brutal penalty shootout. In the end, Argentina prevailed and won the Hercules Cup. Lloris was a little frustrated that he didn’t make a save in the penalty shootout. He admits he has not had much success in penalty shootouts and lost a lot during his career. At the same time, he emphasized that he was too rational and honest, so he would not trick and play the other party in front of the door.
What’s interesting is that Lori claimed to have analyzed all the data of the Argentine players on penalty kicks, but he wondered why Dybala never kicked in the middle of the penalty kick, but why he kicked in the middle this time. In fact, Dybala has already disclosed the reason for the change in the previous interview. It was Martinez who had predicted in advance that Lori would move, and specifically suggested that Dybala play in the middle. Dybala is very glad that he listened to Martinez. Si’s suggestion finally hit the mark.