France captain Hugo Lloris has said that Les Bleus’ win over Argentina gave them the belief that they could go on to win the 2018 World Cup. Didier Deschamps’ side secured an exciting 4-3 win over the Argentines in the round of 16 stage and they thereafter managed to maintain their composure to secure a second World Cup crown.
Speaking to Omnisport, Lloris highlighted the Argentina win as the key moment which made them realise that they could end their trophy wait, he said: “We got the best of Argentina… of Messi's Argentina. It made us realise we have the potential to go through. Every game was difficult, but we did really well. We could feel a very strong team ready for the challenges ahead. We faced challenges after challenges following that game until the final victory. Every game was difficult, but we did really well.”