Hugo Lloris was the first of his France team-mates to lay his fingers on the most coveted trophy in world football, after their superb run at the football mundia.The return to normality was always going to present a unique challenge. The question ‘what is next’ presents itself.According to Hugo Lloris the answer to the question is straightforward enough: you go home, and you celebrate the World Cup victory with your country. Though, it is not so easy Psychologically. Lloris who is known as a level-headed character, a goalkeeper who does not get carried away with the highs or too brought down by lows, but even he found himself flattened by the emotional side of winning football’s ultimate prize.
He said he remembers he needed one day to stay in bed and just stop, to disconnect a little bit because he was completely empty in his body and my mind. During that period he tried to enjoy his holiday and then the new football season came so fast.Quiet-voiced and dark-eyed, Lloris reiterated that he does not see France’s World Cup success as a life-changing experience for him as a person. He knows its significance, but life moves so fast in football that he has not yet allowed himself plenty time to reflect on it. He said he hasn’t forgotten about it but he is so focused on today and tomorrow, that the world cup win is in the past now, because thinking about it is a step backwards.
Lloris who talked about emptiness had a difficult start to the new campaign both on and off the field. There were errors on the pitch and, far more significantly, a drink- driving charge in August that resulted in a £50,000 fine and a 20- month ban from driving.