Yeah, me neither.
Even good/great players can cost team games. Last weekend in WC qualifier on the last play of added time with the score drawn 1-1 against Sweden, Lloris received a back pass and dribbled way from the goalie box and kicked a weak pass to midfield. Got to watch the Swedish player kick the ball in from the center line while he was about 50 yards away from his goal.
I thought only England goalkeepers were this caliber (perhaps Lloris' time at Tottenham infected him). On par with Paul Robinson kicking and missing a back pass that went into his goal or Robert Greene's howler agau=inst the US in tghe last WC (1-1 draw).
Kidding, but I do think Lloris is a good keeper. He is obviously good at leading a team to a 2nd place EPL finish. Everyone has a bad day and Ochoa walked miles off his line against USA as well.
...and yes, I'm a Spurs fan.
The Swedish forward deserves a lot of credit for harrassing Lloris, especially at the very end of the game. It seems unusual to have such a mental gaffe by an elite GK, especially since instincts and intelligence seem to be necessary at this level. Obviously a kick over the sideline works. Unfortunately Lloris compounded the issue by failing to loft the ball and allow his teammates to commit enough mayhem to allow him to get back in position.
You're right that you're not an Arsenal fan, or else you wouldn't have stopped talking about Giroud's volley. Beautiful volley, but you're right it was spoiled by Lloris' dumb dribble out play. What was he thinking?
The problem with having a team full of incredibly talented French players is that they're all...well...French.
This generation does seem different though. Kante, Griezmann, Pogba, Koscielny, and Dembele seem like pretty good teammates. The same couldn't often be said for the likes of Anelka, Benzema, and Ribery.