Olympique Lyonnais goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has confirmed that the France squad that travelled to the World Cup in the summer have given any bonuses received from the competition to charity.
Les Bleus endured a thoroughly embarrassing summer in South Africa, which was riddled by friction in the camp and will be remembered for the players going on strike from training in Knysna. There has been significant controversy at home regarding the members of the squad wanting to receive their promised bonuses from the competition, but Lloris has explained that this is a misunderstanding.
“All the players are aware of the failure at the World Cup, of its impact and the image presented,” he explained to France Football. “We all have the same desire to forfeit our bonuses and give them to charity.
“I think there was a misunderstanding. It's a shame too because we do not need this right now.”
Lloris indicated, however, that les Bleus feel that any bonuses earned during the qualification for the tournament should be theirs to keep.
The OL shot-stopper should be given the gloves when France meet England at Wembley next Wednesday evening.