Still decisive this Wednesday evening in Zagreb with decisive stops especially at the end of the match, Hugo Lloris, the goalkeeper of the France team, praised the state of mind of his partners. A victorious French team in Croatia (2-1) for the 4th day of the League of Nations and which, according to him, never gives up.
“I believe there is a winning mentality in the France team. We have been trying to cultivate it for a few years, like our coach, said the captain of the French selection. In the second half, it was average. We were suffocated by our opponent. We played a little too low and struggled to hold the ball. They had mastery so we suffered. Once again, we made the efforts and at 1-1, it is down to details, it could have tipped in their favor. But we made sure, with a very nice goal, to take the advantage and keep it. “
“We knew how to suffer”
First scorer for the Blues from the 8th minute, Antoine Griezmann also noted difficulties in the game of the Blues, but he noted the perseverance of this team and the lethal nature of his attacks. “It was a complicated match, not very good to watch, not very good to play either, underlines the Mâconnais. The ground was soft, difficult, with an opponent who wanted to win. We knew how to suffer and the most important thing is to win, to show that we are strong defensively and that in front, every small opportunity can be scored. “
Steven Nzonzi, the Rennes midfielder, holder this Wednesday in Croatia makes the same observation and identifies the main strength of this training. “It is to remain solid, not to let go, and to continue to push, insists the sentry of the Blues. That way, we manage to stay in the game even when we concede a goal. Even if it is not always easy. “
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