Olivier Giroud paid tribute to France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris ahead of France’s World Cup round of 16 clash against Poland, where the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper will reach Lilian Thuram’s record of 142 senior appearances for France.
The 36-year old told Téléfoot that Lloris’s “hard work and professionalism have brought you where you are today” and that “you deserve it, so savour these moments and hope that more is yet to come”.
Hugo Lloris has been a long-standing servant to the French national team since his debut on 19th November 2008 under manager Raymond Domenech.
This will be the second meeting between France and Poland in the World Cup with their previous one coming in the third-place play-off match in the 1982 tournament – a 3-2 win for Poland. The French are unbeaten in their last seven meetings against the Polish, and are hoping for another win to progress to the quarter final stage of the competition, where they will play either Senegal or England.
GFFN | George Boxall