Goalkeeper Hugo Lloris
will captain France at June's European Championships in Poland
and Ukraine, coach Laurent Blanc said on Tuesday.
"He provides the most guarantees in that role. He is able to
maintain a certain calmness, which is key for the job. It's a
real choice, not a default choice," Blanc told reporters on the
eve of the Germany v France friendly in Bremen.
Olympique Lyon shot-stopper Lloris had been in competition
for the role with Philippe Mexes and Eric Abidal.
"It's a great sign of confidence, which must of course be
earned. This is a moment of great pride. I'll have to give even
more," Lloris said.
Blanc has alternated his captain since taking charge after
the 2010 World Cup, where previous skipper Patrice Evra led a
revolt against former boss Raymond Domenech's rule as France
crashed out in the group stage.
Italian named as the referee for this Saturday's Champions League final
Spurs miss out on Champions League again despite highest Premier League points tally
Champions closer to matching Real Madrid's La Liga record of 100 points with 2-1 win
AC Milan score twice in last six minutes to beat relegated Siena 2-1 to finish third
Ten years on, the legends speak to FFT
Your questions answered by an A to Z of legends
He's here, he's there, he's...
The cost of Premier League away travel
Nike CR7 IX for you
FourFourTwo is brought to you by Haymarket Consumer Media & FourFourTwo is part of Haymarket Sport
| International Licensing | © Haymarket Media Group 2010