These statements will no doubt put some balm in his heart.
Defeated in the World Cup final against Argentina, despite several decisive saves before the penalty shootout, Hugo Lloris, who became the most capped player in the history of the Blues (145 selections), aroused admiration by Antonio Conte.
Present this Saturday at a press conference before the match against Brentford, the Tottenham manager dubbed his player, explaining that he had achieved something historic: "On the one hand, I can understand his disappointment, but on the another, for the second time in a row, France reached the final.
It's a great, great achievement because this tournament is really difficult, and Hugo has already won the trophy, he observes.
Of course, for him, it was a great chance to win the World Cup twice, and to do something extraordinary in his career.
But at the same time, Hugo showed during this World Cup that he is a fantastic goalkeeper.
He is the captain of France and I think it is a great achievement to reach the final.
The Italian coach, who had also been a World Cup finalist as a player in 1994, spoke of Lloris' pain after the final: "When you play the final you want to win, but everyone who played in a high level have won and lost finals.
If I told you the number of finals I lost, we would stay here for an hour!
You can win, you can lose but, I repeat, reaching the final was a great achievement for France.
Lloris spared against Brentford
Antonio Conte clarified that his goalkeeper, designated as the Achilles heel of the Blues by some English press before the quarter-final against the Three Lions, would not be aligned against Brentford on Monday on the occasion of the return of the Premier League .
“It is also important after the World Cup to give these players a little rest,” said the transalpine technician.
After his missed penalty against the Blues about two weeks ago, Harry Kane should, meanwhile, be present for the recovery of Tottenham: “Honestly, I am not worried about him.
I saw it very well these two days with us,” said Conte.