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Mauricio so proud as Harry and Hugo meet in Paris

Posted on 14 June 2017  - 02:00

Mauricio Pochettino spoke of his pride after seeing Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris together as captains of England and France this week.

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Harry was named England skipper ahead of the weekend’s World Cup qualifier against Scotland. Still only 23, he’s the ninth Tottenham Hotspur player to captain the Three Lions, following in the footsteps of the likes of Vivian Woodward all the way back in 1908, Alan Mullery, Martin Peters and Gary Lineker.

Hugo, 30, has led France for longer and what a lovely moment for the Club as the pair exchanged pennants and shook hands at the start of the friendly at the Stade de France.

Harry scored twice to make it three goals in two caps as captain - eight goals in 19 in total - but it was Hugo who was able to celebrate a 3-2 win on Tuesday night.

That wasn’t all the good news though. Kieran Trippier made his England debut - the Club’s 76th England cap - while Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters helped England Under-20s to an historic FIFA U20 World Cup win in Korea.

“It was great to see Harry and Hugo both together as captains of England and France,” said Mauricio. “Everyone feels proud and it’s a fantastic achievement for Harry.

“We’re all happy for Kieran. It was a tough debut - it’s never easy in Paris against a good team like France but he was good. I’m very happy for him, another big achievement.

“It’s important to say congratulations to Josh Onomah and Kyle Walker-Peters for their success in the Under-20 World Cup in Korea.”