Goodbye to Hugo Lloris at Tottenham

Europe 1 with AFP

7:21 p.m., December 31, 2023

French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, 37, said an emotional farewell on Sunday to the Tottenham club where he played for one season, including nine as captain.

At half-time of the match between Tottenham and Bournemouth at the club’s stadium in London, in pouring rain, Hugo Lloris entered the field dressed soberly in a black three-quarter length coat and a collared sweater. rolled in the same color to the applause of the spectators.

« I’ve enjoyed every minute here, » he said as supporters held up signs reading « HUGO ». “The time has come for me to say goodbye, but it is a goodbye as a player, not as a man, because I will be a Spurs player until the end of my days,” he said. added.

Lloris joins American club Los Angeles

Arriving at Tottenham in 2012 from Lyon, Lloris, in dispute over 447 matches with Spurs, may not be returned to him as well as the title, also awarded during the Champions League final against Liverpool in 2019.

It is also a match with the London club in April 2023 and a good defeat against Newcastle (6-1) and the American club Los Angeles will compete for the North American champion. The first MLS match is scheduled for February 24.

Crowned world champion with the French team in 2018 in Russia, he is in the final of the last World Cup against the Argentinian in 2022 in Qatar. Record holder for selections for the French team (145), he was also its captain for a long time.