Deschamps hints at Lloris disquiet
Hugo Lloris is apparently unhappy with comments made regarding his status at the club
France manager Didier Deschamps has indicated that goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is unhappy with comments made by new club boss Andre Villas-Boas, just four days after his move to White Hart Lane.
Lloris left Lyon for Tottenham in an £8million move on Friday, with the clear intention of taking the number one shirt from veteran Brad Friedel, 41. But Friedel responded to his arrival by producing one of the performances of his career against Norwich on Saturday, prompting Villas-Boas to say that Lloris would have a fight on his hands to win a starting spot.
That does not appear to have gone down too well Lloris, who linked up with the national team on Monday, and - speaking at their base in Clairefontaine - Deschamps told L'Equipe: "Hugo has not appreciated the statements of his coach. I am not going to create a problem that I do not need today. But if it were to happen then it would need some consideration."
He added: "I do not want Hugo to find himself in this situation."
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What's wrong with a Manager saying certain players have to fight for the Jersey? That no1 will be Loris for 10/15years when he gets it, but Friedel isn't just give it to him is he!?
The real issue it what does it have to do with Moon face Deschamps?? Considering he says "I am not going to create a problem"
How about just replying:
"it's got F-all to do with me, I need to concentrate on rebuilding my woeful French team?"
Deschamps was a great player, part of the Zidane era.. Part of the Desailly era.. A fantastic French team, one of the strongest World Cup winning teams in recent years.
But, I can't stand the guy...
'I am not going to create a problem'
Yes you are.
Deschamps has always been a sour grape so why should he change now. If he truly wanted to help he should of kept his gallic mouth shut and worry about his own job.
I don't know why Spurs need Lloris anyway, the money would be better spent on a good forward to SCORE goals.
The truth is Lloris is obviously a top keeper and being Frances 1st choice keeper needs 1st team football. He was most likely PROMISED 1st team Football, otherwise he wouldn't have left Lyon.
He can't keep the Number 1 shirt for France if he's not playing regularly, and so is obviously frustrated now.
But on the other hand, I don't think Friedel needs replacing.
If Lloris isn't 1st choice by January, he'll be asking to leave, and AVB will realise you can't have 2 TOP Keepers in your Squad.
Name me one other QUALITY 2nd Choice Keeper in the Premier League, you can't because the best is 1st choice, and the 2nd choice is EMERGENCY BACK UP ONLY.
This just underlines what an incredibly inexperienced person AVB is. Whatever his views regarding Friedel/Lloris are, to voice them in the way he has shows an astounding level of managerial naivety and incompetence.
A boy trying to play in a mans' world (and failing!) Spurs may well be in big trouble here!
Wow, these are some very cleverly twisted comments! Another sports site has a few more comments from Dechamps where he says he's not going to start trouble, it's only a few days in, and that's why he didn't want to answer a question on the situation. When later pushed he said I have problems to sort out already, if in the future this is still the case (Lloris not playing) It will need looked at.
I'm a United fan so I'm not fussed but this is blatant desperate journalism at its worst!
Deschamps has every right to be concerned about how often any of his French squad players get a game BUT he has no right to publicly open his mouth about it and to try to interfere in club policy. He does not pay their wages - end of story.
Also, every player should fight for their place and no-one should ever be guaranteed a start. They are professionals at the top of their sport. Friedel spent a long time as Liverpool number 2 before moving on, which was Liverpool's loss. Whether that experience made him more determined and helped him to become the keeper he is, who knows?
And Steven, remember Cudicini was one of the very best in the prem, then Czech arrived and Cudicini became number 2 for quite some time before moving on (the fact that neither is as good any more, is besides the point).