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Hugo Lloris confesses that adrenaline levels started to rise soon after the French squad left Clairefontaine and headed for their hotel near Stade de France

France’s captain, Hugo Lloris, has confessed his side’s opening match against Romania will signal the start of the biggest month of their lives, while seeking to downplay their status as favourites.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper, who enters Euro 2016 following another fine season for his club, felt adrenaline levels beginning to rise as they left their training camp for the final time before the match at the Stade de France on Friday. “I won’t hide the fact this morning we felt something different because we left Clairefontaine and moved towards the Stade de France and were able to come across some fans as we checked into the team hotel,” he said. “There was a gradual rise in our adrenaline levels. We can’t wait for the opening match.”

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