Captain Hugo Lloris called on his France teammates to put the euphoria of winning the 2018 World Cup behind their backs and focus on the campaign to qualify for the 2022 World Cup after the disappointing performance against Ukraine.
France and Ukraine tied 1-1 on Saturday evening in the World Cup qualifiers, for the first time in history that the team tied five times in a row.
Anthony Martial scored his first international goal for France after five years of international participation, to equalize for the Dukes, after Mykola Shabarenko scored a goal for Ukraine.
“There was a lack of commitment and strength,” Loris told M6. “The euphoria of the 2018 World Cup is over. We feel some drop in confidence. There is also a lot of development in terms of players, but it’s up to everyone to raise the level of performance.”
The Tottenham goalkeeper concluded by saying: We have to continue to be positive and achieve success, starting with the match against Finland.