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Hugo in Nacer's sights!

Posted on 7 June 2015  - 09:50

Nacer Chadli weighed in with 13 goals for us last season - he'd love another this time for Belgium at the Stade de France this evening (Sunday, June 7, 8pm).


But standing in his way is a familiar face - his team-mate and French captain Hugo Lloris!

Our Belgian trio of Nacer, Mousa Dembele and Jan Vertonghen could all line-up against their goalkeeper in a high-profile friendly in the French capital.

As Nacer explained, there is rivalry between the European heavyweights.

"This is always a a good game against France," he said. "It’s like a derby. We say Belgium is better than France while the French say France is still better.

"France is a big football nation and it will be great to play against Hugo. Hopefully I’ll score against him and I’ll be able to make some jokes!"

Hugo is also looking forward to meeting his team-mates. "It will be a pleasure to meet them all in the Stade de France for an international match," he said.

"Of course, it’s only a friendly but it’s a good test for us and for them to prepare for next summer’s Euro finals. It’s not easy to play internationals at the end of the season but we need to professional and give everything to win that game."