France captain Hugo Lloris backs decision to play England friendly

Published: Monday 16th November 2015 by The News Editor

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France captain Hugo Lloris hopes Tuesday’s friendly against England will be a show of solidarity as well as a chance to “escape” from the drama affecting his homeland.

Didier Deschamps’ side made the trip to Wembley despite a series of terrorist attacks which hit Paris on Friday night, while Les Bleus were playing against Germany.

That decision came from French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet and, although Lloris admitted to having doubts, he supports it.

He said: “The president made the best decision, I think, to play this game.

“Of course we are human and we had doubts, whether to play or not, to go home or stay together, but I think it was well managed by the coach and the technical staff.

“The last three days were a bit dramatic. We were in mourning all together, we spent some time at Clairefontaine (at the national football academy).

“We will try to escape from it for one hour and 30 minutes. There will be a lot of emotion from the players, but it will be a great moment of solidarity.

“It will be an opportunity for us to show character and share this moment with all the English people.”

Published: Monday 16th November 2015 by The News Editor

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