France’s national team captain, Hugo Loris, said on Friday that Les Bleus has a good chance of winning the 2018 World Cup, though his squad is not mentioned often in the media as a favorite. Also Read - FIFA World Cup 2022 Organisers Hoping For More Indian Eyeballs Than Previous Edition
“We do not consider ourselves favorites to win the title, as there are many high-level teams in the competition, such as Brazil, Germany and Spain,” the France international said at a press conference ahead of the Australia game. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals
Goalkeeper Lloris’ ideas aside, France, which is set to compete in Group C along with Peru, Australia and Denmark, is one of the favorites to win the title, according to experts. Also Read - Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus Reflects on His Dipped Form Following World Cup Campaign
The French side had suffered an upset at the Euro Cup finals when they went in to the match as favorites but lost to Portugal who were without their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Les Bleus, have a squad loaded with talent on every font, young blood like Kylian Mbappe and Nebil Fekir who performed exceptionally well for their respective clubs will be looking to make a mark.
In Paul Pogba and N’golo Kante, they have potentially, one of the best midfield pairing in world football, the Blues will be looking to exploit oppositions with their talented and skillful resources.
France will debut at the World Cup against Australia on Saturday.
Lloris stressed that Australia is a good team with many talented players who compete in Europe and are used to World Cup play.