Lloris Plays, Reguilón Sits as Tottenham Players Finish Duty

WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Oliver Skipp of England, Tottenham. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
WOLVERHAMPTON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Oliver Skipp of England, Tottenham. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) /
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Hugo Lloris, France, Tottenham
France’s goalkeeper Hugo Lloris of Tottenham (November 17, 2020. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Three Tottenham Hotspur players captained their country while a handful of international games ended the current service for several Spurs players.

The international break is an interesting time in world football, as stars go off to be with their country and other players stay back to train with the club. After today, the number of players back training with the club in north London will increase significantly, as more than a half-dozen Tottenham players finished up their national team service.

Oh Captain, Our Captains

Tottenham Hotspur has a fair share of National Team captains on the roster and three were in action on Tuesday. Son Heung-Min led the Korean Republic over Qatar in a friendly having assisted the game winner, to read and see more on South Korea vs Qatar click here.  Additionally, Tottenham Captain Hugo Lloris was once again leading France as team captain while his teammate home and abroad Moussa Sissoko joined him in the starting line-up.

Both Lloris and Sissoko went for 90 full minutes in what seemed to be an entertaining 4-2 France victory over Sweden. Sweden scored within the first five minutes, but France was level within 20 minutes and ahead by half-time. The teams then traded second half goals, before France finished things off in injury time for the final scoreline.

Lloris has seen better days, as he did give up two goals and did not technically record a save according to Footballcritic.com statistics. Sissoko, had a decent passing afternoon and made several recoveries, but also lost possession several times too. His biggest contribution might have been four crosses and a couple chances created from the right midfield position.

Serge Aurier was the third Tottenham player captaining his nation on the evening. Serge and Ivory Coast took an early lead on a penalty against Madagascar, but then gave up a rocket equalizer a few minutes into the second half. It looked like Côte d’Ivoire had taken the lead late in the match, but no video assistant referee or goal camera were in place to verify the strike.