France – Netherlands: Mike Maignan saved a penalty, no wonder he’s a real exercise specialist
Having become a holder after the departure of Hugo Lloris, the doorman of AC Milan must assume this heavy succession. But he does not lack the qualities to fulfill this role.
With five selections on the clock, Mike Maignan seems tiny against the 145 of Hugo Lloris. However, the former Lille resident said he felt “ready” to take up the torch from the former captain of the France team.
He was able to demonstrate this last night against the Netherlands by stopping a penalty from Memphis Depay in added time. A crazy statistic already emerged at the end of the match: it already equalized the record of Lloris who stopped only one penalty in 145 selections.
A veritable wall since the start of his professional career, he has repelled nearly 29% of opposing attempts, or a quarter of them, with twelve out of forty-two saves. An exceptional figure for a goalkeeper to say the least.
A long-standing expertise
Lille had already had a glimpse of his talent in 2015 against Rennes when he entered the field in the 70th minute after the expulsion of holder Vincent Enyeama. Barely arrived on the field, he stopped Paul-George Ntep’s attempt
A week later, this time against Reims, Maignan put the cover back by stopping an attempt by David N’Gog, like him from the Parisian team.