We’ve talked about it a lot already, but Tottenham Hotspur are extremely well represented at the 2018 World Cup semifinals. Between England, Belgium, and France, nine Spurs players will have a chance to win a World Cup title, and the only way there won’t be at least one extremely happy Hotspur at Tottenham preseason training this summer is if Croatia wins it all.
Hugo Lloris is the only Spurs player on the France team that is scheduled to play Belgium on Tuesday, and he captains both Les Bleus and Spurs. He said that he’s hopeful that a Tottenham player will be able to claim that honor (preferably himself), and that it’s an excellent advertisement for Mauricio Pochettino’s club.
“I think it’s very good for the image of [Tottenham Hotspur]. It is good experience and good for the future of the club. We will see. Hopefully, a Tottenham player will become a World Cup winner. Obviously, there is one I wish for the most. There are still two games to go. We will see with England and Belgium.”
Even if Croatia wins it all, two former Spurs players will still be World Cup champions — Luka Modric and Vedran Corluka both suited up under Harry Redknapp and are still well-loved by many Spurs fans.
Lloris went on to say that he doesn’t think France are heading into their semifinal match against Belgium as the favorites, and that Les Bleus will face a very difficult challenge to make it to next Sunday’s World Cup championship game.
“I think that beating Brazil will make [Belgium favorites]. To win the semi-final, we need to play at a better level than against Uruguay. We will be up against a great team with fantastic players. It will be a big, big fight.”