The Loris drama

The Loris drama

The captain of the France team, who will lead the “blues” again in Qatar, experienced a family tragedy early in his career, which he overcame thanks to football.

Pink October has been in full swing since the beginning of the month. This communication campaign, designed to make women aware of breast cancer screening, probably speaks to Hugo Lloris in particular. When he was only 21 years old, the goalkeeper of the French team really lost his mother, dragged down by the disease. A heartbreak for the one who was then playing in Nice.

“My mother died in April 2008, she had been ill for several years. She radiated such strength that we said to ourselves ‘she will be able to overcome the disease again because she has done it before,’ he recently confided to the M6 ​​cameras, adding: ‘We never prepare to lose our loved ones. “Losing That Mother” a fighter determined to assert herself in a patriarchal environment “It still represents an intimate wound for the Spurs goalkeeper.

By his own admission, football is a big support. Just three days after the disappearance of his mother, the future world champion kept his place among the goals for OGK Nice against Lille, in Ligue 1. However, this tragedy almost changed the course of his career. “Then many questions arise in my head: do I stay in Nice for another year to live this moment with my brother, who was 12 years old at the time, and my father, to overcome this ordeal, he explained. But we were focused on the present moment to prepare for the future and alone, they told me “No, you have to go, you have to go on living.” This is the best way to honor my mother, to continue and succeed in what I do. In any case, that’s what I’d like to do. »

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