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The national side's captain has dismissed claims that is deadline-day move to White Hart Lane has hampered his preparations after a summer of uncertainly over his future

Hugo Lloris has insisted that he focused on his duties for France ahead of Les Blues’ opening World Cup 2014 qualifiers, despite his recent move to Tottenham.

France face Finland and Belarus during the international break, and the national side’s captain has dismissed claims that his deadline-day move to White Hart Lane has hampered his preparation after a summer of uncertainly over his future.

Lloris told France Football: "About my personal situation, it is neither the place nor the time to discuss this. I think I'm professional enough to make sense of things.

“Throughout the preparation [with Lyon], there was a lot of noise and a choice has been made [to sell], but I prepared myself the best ways with OL to deal with this qualifying phase. I have much desire to start this phase and I've lived a few games that can help me."

Lloris, who has made 38 appearances for France since making his debut in 2008 against Uruguay, moved to Spurs for a fee rising to 12.3 million pounds after a drawn-out transfer saga which prompted Lyon president to hit out at the north London outfit’s chairman and his handling of the negotiations.

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