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Croatia-France: “We will have to surpass ourselves”, believes Hugo Lloris

Never two without three? After two 4-2 successes at the expense of Croatia in the 2018 World Cup final and then last month on the 2nd day of the League of Nations, the French team will travel to the Balkans on Wednesday for the 4th day. of the League of Nations. The captain of the Blues, who will honor her 118th selection, expects a big match against the vice-world champion.

How do you judge the 4-4-2 set up against Portugal (0-0) this Sunday?

HUGO LLORIS. The offensive relationship was not good enough, we have to do better in the possession of the ball and the sequences. After that, there was also some positive. I note the real teamwork to be able to keep this “clean sheet”. The whole team did what was necessary to be solid in the recovery of the ball.

You will find this Wednesday the Croatian assistant coach Ivica Olic, who scored you a hat-trick with Bayern Munich in the semi-final second leg of the Champions League in 2010 (0-3 in Lyon) …

Yes, I remember that defeat in the semi-finals and that great night for this Croatian striker.

The Luka Modric Golden Ball is back with the selection …

His return will bring more technical ease to the midfield. The Croats love to have a monopoly on the ball and control of the midfield. There will be a real battle in the midfield and we will have to win it.

Seven thousand spectators are expected for this meeting. How do you appreciate this feedback from the public?

The presence of the supporters is positive, there will certainly be a little hostility but it will do good for the French players. Through adversity, you will have to surpass yourself to win this match! This is the goal and we will use all the energy necessary to achieve the adequate performance to win.

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