‘It’s very difficult’: Hugo Lloris admits he’s struggling mentally and physically to get over the World Cup… after the Tottenham goalkeeper made costly mistakes against Arsenal and Man City
Published: 11: 21, 22 January 2023 | Updated: 11:36, 22 January 2023
Hugo Lloris has admitted he is suffering from a post-World Cup hangover after several recent mistakes cost his team.
The Tottenham captain withdrew from France after Les Bleus lost the final of the Qatar tournament on penalties against Argentina in December.
Since his return to Spurs, veteran Lloris, 36, has made several high-profile mistakes – and opened up about the physical and mental difficulty of readjusting to life at his club.
Hugo Lloris has admitted he is suffering from a post-World Cup hangover after several costly mistakes.
Lloris withdrew from France after losing the Qatar vs Argentina tournament final
He said: “You have to take into consideration that it is not a normal season. From the beginning of September, we played every three days until the World Cup.
“So when the World Cup ends, for the players who have reached the final, in a week you have to go back to your club and repeat every three or four days. So it is very difficult mentally, but also physically, to stay at your best
“But this is the demand of the competition this year. Even if sometimes you can face difficulties that you just don’t give up, you want to continue, you want to push and you want to be ready for the important period of the season.
The Tottenham goalkeeper has been criticized for recent mistakes for Antonio Conte’s side
The Spurs veteran, 36, was beaten to his near post by a Riyad Mahrez shot against Man City.
“We know we have a points deficit and we have to run after each other to get into the top four. But there are a lot of games and we have to stay confident and positive – and we also really want to reach the level that should be ours.
In the North London derby against bitter rivals Arsenal, Lloris allowed Bukayo Saka’s cross to slip through his hands and in, before Riyad Mahrez’s shot beat him at his near post against at Manchester City.
Antonio Conte’s side face promoted Fulham on Monday night knowing a win for the Cottagers would see them overtake Lloris and Co.