'I'm like an older brother to them!' - Hugo ready for Spurs reunion in Paris
Tue 13 June 2017, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur
Hugo Lloris doesn't need reminding of the last time England and France squared up for an international friendly.
It was at Wembley in November, 2015 and a certain Dele Alli marked his first start in an England shirt with a wonder goal from 25 yards into the top corner - past French goalkeeper, skipper and team-mate Hugo!
Dele was joined by Eric Dier and Harry Kane in the England starting line-up that night - the three aged 19, 21 and 22 at that time as the Three Lions ran out 2-0 winners.
Eighteen months later, seven members of the Spurs family are set to meet again on the international stage, this time in a friendly at the Stade de France this evening. Dele, Eric and Harry are joined by Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker while Hugo and Moussa Sissoko are with Les Bleus.
Indeed, Hugo and Harry are set to meet on the centre-circle as opposing captains! What a lovely moment for the Club...
Talking during our week in Hong Kong before joining up with France, Hugo was looking forward to this meeting amongst friends.
Dare we ask - could Dele do it again? "With Dele, anything is possible!" said Hugo, who presided over the Club's best-ever defensive record last season with only 26 league goals conceded.
"I’m so proud and happy to see our England players at this level, because I’m like an older brother to them! I’m 30 whereas they are all 21, 22, 23 and I saw them start with the team at Spurs, develop and get into the national team.
"We have a great relationship and we’ll see what happens.
"It will be another tough game and a fascinating game as I believe England have big, big potential. Hopefully for our English players they will reach the level all the English people expect, but not on this occasion!"