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Olivier Giroud: 'Hugo Lloris better than Thibaut Courtois'

Giroud: 'Lloris better than Courtois'
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Olivier Giroud claims that France teammate Hugo Lloris is a better goalkeeper than his Chelsea colleague Thibaut Courtois.

Olivier Giroud has claimed that France teammate Hugo Lloris is a better goalkeeper than his Chelsea teammate Thibaut Courtois.

Giroud and Courtois will come face to face in the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday night, with France taking on Belgium for a spot in next weekend's final.

Giroud has insisted that both are "great keepers", but the Chelsea forward has claimed that Lloris just edges out Belgium stopper Courtois.

"They have the same right foot. They don't use it much," Giroud joked to reporters.

"Thibaut has an impressive wingspan. It's hard to beat him on the sides. He can stop balls in any area. I have scored a few goals against him in training with Chelsea and I hope I can do it on Tuesday.

"They're both great keepers. And they both deserve to be elected as best keeper of the tournament, even if I have a preference for Hugo. The best is Hugo. Sorry Thibaut."

Giroud has played 380 minutes of France's 2018 World Cup campaign, but is yet to score.


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