“There is a big mountain waiting for us”, says Hugo Lloris for France-Denmark

“Denmark has beaten France twice this year (0-2; 1-2). How much revenge is there?
It’s another game, but it determines the level of Denmark. It is a very competitive team capable of challenging the best. We’ve been warned. We are well aware of the importance of tomorrow’s game, it will be a decisive game for qualification. There is a lot of work to be done, all teams are athletically ready. We will have to be ready tomorrow (Saturday).

What changes does a team with Raphaël Varane change?
Within the group he brings his serenity, his calmness, his experience. He’s a silent force, he’s a leader, he plays a very important role in the Blues. We feel good despite the injuries, the fear he had of missing the World Cup. He is calm, ready to help the team. We feel he is ready to fight with the team.

How do you see the evolution of Adrien Rabiot?
Much attention has been paid to the absence of Pogba and Kante, who are the driving forces of the French team. But we forgot that there were players who could take responsibility. We have always praised Adrien with this profile for his qualities. This opportunity that presents itself comes at the right time. He’s ready. When we were shuffled against Australia, he responded present, it shows his impact, his influence within the team. We know his talent, but also his ability to work a lot. He does a lot of races, he can really help our team. It will take a great performance to get the 3 points.

“You have to be ready for any scenario, you have to feel this collective power. A great mountain awaits us”

How do you rate the atmosphere within the group since the start of the meeting?
If we want to go far in a league, it’s better to have a team that lives well with good energy, that’s the case. We have always responded as best we can. We will really review this group if we have encountered difficulties.

What did you think of Antoine Griezmann’s performance against Australia?
Above all I see Antoine happy, with a smile, available who makes the effort, defensive, offensive. At the heart of the game, it allows him to connect with each other, which is where he expresses himself best. He is a team player, he emphasizes his teammates.

You have already scored 4 goals in this first game. Four years ago you only scored 3 goals in the first round. Do you feel that you are more offensive?
It’s hard to compare two leagues four years apart. There are only 10 players left from this experience. We took advantage of this experience. Against Australia in 2018, we had a lot of trouble creating situations. We didn’t want to relive the same scenario this year, we wanted to give a boost to our competition. Tomorrow will be a fight. The Danes have an obligation of result. »

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