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The No.1 feels there is no need to apologise to Raymond Domenech, however...

France shot-stopper Hugo Lloris has admitted that he is still haunted by the actions of les Bleus during the World Cup in South Africa, most notably the infamous strike that saw the team refuse to train.

Lloris was one of a handful of players reportedly keen to take to the park on that fateful Sunday after les Bleus had been defeated 2-0 by Mexico, and he has confessed to L’Equipe his feelings over the whole affair.

“I regret having contributed to the image of France. It went too far. We must return to other values; simplicity, respect for the jersey and the institution of France,” Lloris explained.

“It was the decision of a squad who felt lonely, felt that nobody had protected them and had a message to convey. It was a very awkward decision, it was not good. I am the first to regret it, but you have to take responsibility because it was one made by the squad.

"We know very well that it was a big mistake. But everyone makes mistakes in life, in a career.”

The young custodian was also quick to reject talk that he later apologised to former coach Raymond Domenech for the incident.

“This is false. Not on your life,” Lloris stated.

Laurent Blanc took over the reins of the national team after the World Cup and may elect to pick a whole new panel of players for the forthcoming friendly against Norway.

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