Because HAC defends slightly better than Tottenham, without wishing to offend Tottenham, there is a world of difference between the brilliant defensive organization of Le Havre this season, the European reference and the atrocities committed by Antonio Conte’s team. Fifth after the first game in the Premier League Spurs 3’s reliability can be relied upone The best attack of the championship is only 8 to facee The kingdom’s worst defense. To give you an idea, two relegated West Ham (18e25 goals conceded) and Everton (19e, 26 goals), has a less porous defense than Tottenham (27). If Hugo Lloris is not solely responsible for this fiasco, it is difficult not to recognize his involvement in this disastrous figure. As the good captain of this collective batting, he started 2023 with a grotesque drop-ball against Aston Villa (0-2) before recording a laughable CSC against Arsenal (0-2). Two fouls and two home defeats in as many league home games in 2023. Happy New Year!
From there, across the Channel, Gautier Lloris, a pillar of the HAC defense where he formed a formidable central hinge with Arouna Sangante (20 years old), it’s needless to say, surfed a different kind of wave. Before knocking off Nîmes (3-1) this Friday and flying a little further towards Ligue 1, the Norman leader could show himself by saying that he remains at 10. clean sheets during the last 11 days. Therefore, it is not unreasonable that the left-handed defender is one of the three boys nominated for the Ligue 2 player of the month award in October.
With Gautier silencing Ligue 2’s cyborg, if YAK roll in Ligue 2 like Arsenal did in the Premier League (9 points behind first-placed Bordeaux and 8 lengths behind Manchester City, respectively), it’s clear that in each of these championships the most a prolific scorer evolves in the line of dolphins: so Josh Maja makes the Girondins happy and dances in the defense of the championship of the small prefectures. The former “Sunderland” is the top scorer in League 2 with 11 goals in 19 rounds. Less than a month ago, on the day he set foot in the Oceane stadium, due to the clash between 1.er and 2eThe Nigerian international looked very small next to the big Gautier (1.92 meters), the lawn at the silent exit point and the former defender of AJ Auxerre in his pocket (final score 1-0).
This Thursday at the Etihad Stadium, Hugo Lloris will face another cyborg who dehumanises the Premier League a little more every day: Erling Braut Haaland. Considering what Spurs they have been on the defensive in recent days and given that Pep Guardiola’s men are left with two defeats (at Southampton in the League Cup and the Manchester derby in the league), we can already predict that the Norwegian giants will be angry and angry. enjoy hitting the former OL goalie.
If Haaland appeared 21 times in 17 games this season, let’s not forget that Maja, whose transfer to Fulham has been widely rumored in recent days, has almost nothing left to prove in the Premier League. In 2021, … while on loan at Fulham, he scored all of his away league goals against teams coached by Carlo Ancelotti (Everton, 0-2 double) and Mikel Arteta (Arsenal, 1-1). The kind of weapon that adds a bit more weight to Gautier Lloris’ recent performances.
Like the Lloris brothers, Nice native Michel Cotta once said: “Some images are stronger than all words and all analysis, they cannot be returned by dialectics, they constitute the highest argument – proof of reality. » On January 10, Gautier Lloris took it upon himself to confirm the former Radio France CEO’s theory by lobbing an improbable shot into the leg of Valentin Henry as Sochaux pushed for an equalizer on the pitch at the Stade Oceane. Scientists still do not understand what happened. Did his head slip? Fighting off a scorpion? Call this gesture whatever you want. What is certain is that no Tottenham fan in 2023 has seen a drop in that quality.
Because what Hugo did in 2022, Gautier did in his first professional match. In fact, the most prestigious victory is therefore this victory over Morocco and its captain Romain Saiss in the semi-finals. Beating Romain Saïs is a formality for Gautier Lloris in his first league game with the pros. It was January 15, 2016, the day of OGC Nice’s win over Angers (2-1, Ben Arfa scored a penalty double). Entered 91e minutes, the Aiglons’ 3rd, brought on by Claude Puel in place of Valère Germain, controlled the remainder of extra time admirably and disgusted Romain Saiss and his team. Why should we applaud his brother when his brother himself achieved this feat almost seven years ago? Life is unfair.
Because that’s what happened to the under-19 players of the French national team…Hugo Lloris is a legend of French football. His record selection status (145) and participation in two World Cup finals leave no room for doubt. But we also have to consider that he was already a legend when he lifted the Euro U19 in 2005 by defeating England in the final in Northern Ireland (3:1). During the edition organized in Lithuania in 2013, Bleuets lost this time in the final against Serbia (0:1). If Gautier Lloris had come to strengthen the team, this defeat could have been avoided. Unfortunately, he was not included in the group with 3 selections for the U-19. His record with the U19s, alongside Kingsley Coman, Thomas Lemar, Adrien Rabiot, Mike Maignan and Clément Lenglet, is two draws in qualifying (Belgium 2-2, Northern Ireland 1-1) and a brutal friendly defeat against Joshua Kimmich. Germany (3-4).
Because Luke Elsner is a great writer in #171 SoFoot, journalist Maxime Brigand’s beautiful pen drew a portrait of Luca Elsner, who was then on the bench of Amiens and now sits on the throne of the YAK. We learned there that the Elsner and Lloris families knew each other very well as they lived in the same district in Fabron, Nice. In 2012, Hugo Lloris even wrote a foreword to his self-published book on management. mind of steel. Ten years later, Luca Elsner called on Gautier Lloris to write a history book: about YAC’s rise to the elite of French football.