Tottenham star says referees in England just don't protect him

Tottenham and France skipper Hugo Lloris has been speaking to the French newspaper L'Equipe, ahead of their opening game against Romania in the Euros.

The 29-year-old came close to winning the Premier League with Tottenham, but has a chance to make up for it with France at the Euros.

France have been troubled by set-pieces lately, and was asked about facing similar problems in the Premier League, to which he replied:"In England, it's pretty simple that on set pieces, the goalkeeper can not get out. Your opponents will prevent you from gathering your momentum, you are pushed, and everything is complicated because the referees don't protect us."

The French goalkeeper was particularly speaking about defending set-pieces, and explained it's really important to be aggressive.

He added:"At Tottenham, for example, we operate with three players in the area of ​​six meters. But more than the organization, it's essential on set pieces to show aggression, and accountability."

France are considered one of the favourites at the Euros, and Lloris would certainly be hoping to meet some of those expectations with the national team.

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