Since the announcement of Paul Pogba’s package for the 2022 World Cup, many have wondered about the absence of leaders within the France team. But let the supporters be reassured, the Blues have a framework ready to give voice if necessary.
While the 2022 World Cup will start on Sunday, the France team does not exude great serenity. The selection of Didier Deschamps raises many concerns before his start against Australia on Tuesday. We wonder in particular about the feverishness of the defense, about a reworked and inexperienced midfielder, or even about the absence of leaders given Paul Pogba’s package. During the coronation in 2018, the former Mancunian played an essential role in the locker room to remobilize the group.
👑 Hugo Lloris, leader of #Blues ?
🗣️ @XavBarretFoot : “If he is captain, it’s not only because he negotiates bonuses. He has a natural authority behind which some players put themselves.”
Who do you see as the leader of the EDF? ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/0PsN7BnwAP
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So who to give voice in his absence? Contrary to what one might think, goalkeeper Hugo Lloris can very well assume his responsibilities if we are to believe the journalist Xavier Barret. If he has been captain for 11 years and is so respected by his teammates, it is not only because he negotiates bonusescommented the columnist of Europe 1. It’s because he’s a guy who has a natural authority that a lot of players put themselves behind. They feel protected by him. »
Lloris is not so calm
” During the matches of the French team behind closed doors, I discovered a Hugo Lloris who talks to his team all the time, for 90 minutestestified the journalist. We know that goalkeepers speak in their defence. But him, it is during the 90 minutes that he is there to direct the game. When we were without an audience, we heard him well. It was very impressive to see how invested he was in the organization of the team. It is no coincidence that Hugo Lloris has also worn the armband at Tottenham for several seasons.