Lloris wants to play without fans to save clubs

May 18, 2020
Supporters cheer Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he stopped a penalty shot during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, February. 2, 2020.
Supporters cheer Tottenham’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris after he stopped a penalty shot during the English Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, February. 2, 2020.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris is in favour of playing without fans for a long time if it helps "save" football clubs amid financial uncertainty.

The English Premier League hopes to restart games by mid-June in empty stadiums amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A World Cup winner with France, Lloris says "it's important that football restarts, for today and tomorrow".

He adds that "if we have to play behind closed doors for a long period of time in order to save football, then we have to".

Lloris currently trains at his club every other day with "specific time slots" for each player, adding that "sometimes we pass each other, but from very far away".

In a newspaper interview with Nice-Matin, Lloris says that arriving at training already dressed in his kit reminds him"of when I started out and my grandparents would drop me off at training".

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