Hugo Lloris Points to Milan’s Maignan as His French Successor

Hugo Lloris announced his retirement from the France national team yesterday, bringing an end to a decorated career that saw him appear a record 145 times for the Les Bleus. The Tottenham Hotspur shotstopper’s final match for France came in the defeat to Argentina in 2022 FIFA World Cup final.


Lloris believes the French national team is well equipped to field his successor, as he relayed in his comments to L’Equipe (via MilanNews), pointing to Rossoneri keeper Mike Maignan.

“We know that Mike Maignan is destined to take over,” he said.

He also named other who he feels deserve a starting berth at some point.

“There are Mike and others who deserve: Alphonse Areola, Steve Mandanda, Alban Lafont, Illan Meslier and later, perhaps Lucas Chevalier”.

Maignan is currently out injured for Milan, as he struggles to recover from his calf injury. He has been restricted to just 9 appearances this campaign for the Rossoneri.

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