This Friday, June 19, Tottenham receives Manchester United, at 21.15 in the English Premier League. The opportunity for the keeper of Tottenham and the France Team regoûter to the ground.Hugo Lloris against Manchester United with Tottenham (ANDY RAIN / EPA)
“It is a pleasure to return to the land, the smell of the lawn, find the contact with the ground, the ball making. These sensations, regardless of age (…) it is always a joy and a pleasure”, recognizes jeudi18 June, the goalkeeper of the team in london Tottenham and the captain of the France team football, Hugo Lloris.
There is a taste of the competition that is missing Hugo Lloris
In a few hours, on Friday, he receives the Reds of Manchester United, after more than three months without playing, because of the outbreak of coronavirus. A decisive game in the race to the qualification for the next Champions League. “It is that pleasure, because to remain so long without being able to work, it is a bit annoying. This is the first time it happens to me for so long. It is good to resume training, but there is a taste of the competition that is missing. And this, we can’t find elsewhere. He had to remain patient.”
Football, we are in the business for that walk. Nothing replaces competition, this small, unknown side prior to each meeting, to go from one match to another, to go through all the states, of satisfaction and disappointment.Hugo Llorisà franceinfo
When we have this pace for a number of years, it is true that cut too long makes us attached to true values like family”, adds Hugo Lloris.
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The captain of the French team tells us that the three-month hiatus are “moved quickly” : “The first five weeks, I stayed confined to the house. I was more access on the physical condition, to lose the least muscle mass possible. He had to work on the cardio, do the prevention work, make the muscle building.” “I picked up the ball at the end of five weeks, continues the captain of the Blues. When we had the authorization we train at the training center with individual sessions. Then, the image of what is done during a pre-season : we take all of them to zero, we repeat the ranges in order to regain good feelings.”
A very important match… without spectators
This shock, on Friday night, against Manchester United, is very important : “The coincidence of the calendar that we play a decisive match for the championship to launch the final sprint, “explains the goalkeeper of the Team of France. This is going to be a great game, it will have to be at the entry height. Despite the fact that it is behind closed doors, we know that through the cameras, there will be millions of viewers”. Kick-off at 21: 15 on Friday night.