Lucas Hernandez Biography
Lucas Hernández (Lucas François Bernard Hernández) was born on 14 February 1996, he is known simply as Lucas (French: [lykɑ]), he is a French professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atlético Madrid and the French national team as a left back or a central defender.
Lucas Hernandez Age
Born in Marseille, France on 14 February 1996 (age 22), while his father was playing for Olympique de Marseille, Lucas joined Atlético Madrid’s youth setup in 2007, aged 11.
Hernández with Atlético Madrid in 2018
Full name: Lucas François Bernard Hernández
Date of birth: 14 February 1996 (age 22)
Place of birth: Marseille, France
Height: 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position: Defender
On 9 November 2013, while still a junior, he was called up by manager Diego Simeone for a La Liga match against Villarreal CF, but remained unused in the 1–1 away draw on the following day.
Lucas Hernandez And Theo Hernandez
Theo Bernard François Hernández known simply as Theo, is a French professional footballer … A central defender, he too played for Atlético Madrid. His elder brother Lucas, also a defender, was also developed at Atletico Madrid.
Scout report on Manchester City targets Lucas and Theo Hernandez
December 31st 2016
Atletico Madrid chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin recently revealed to Spanish radio station Onda Cero that Manchester City tried to sign promising French defensive siblings Lucas and Theo Hernandez in the summer. But it is fair to say that most City fans would know little about the brothers.
The Hernandez brothers are regarded as highly promising youngsters for Atletico, and Los Rojiblancos are understandably determined to hold onto the pair.
But with City’s vast wealth and manager Pep Guardiola’s apparent dissatisfaction with the quality of his current defensive options, the Premier League club could be poised to make a renewed move for Theo, a 19-year-old left-back, and Lucas, a 20-year-old centre-back.
“They [City] were prepared to pay the buyout clause in both cases,” Gil Marin said. “City would have been able to pay it perfectly and the players could have easily gone.
“Atletico did what it had to do for them to stay, which was to improve their contracts and to increase their buyout clauses.
“The players, their mother, their agent and the club all agreed that the best action for them and for their development was to stay. They are going to grow in their club which is this one.”
With Lucas Hernandez having made just 17 La Liga appearances to date for Atleti, and with younger brother Theo — who is currently on loan with Deportivo Alaves — yet to feature in a league game for Los Colchoneros, City fans can be forgiven for knowing little about the two players linked with moves to their club.
If City were to make Atletico an offer they couldn’t refuse in the near future, what exactly would they big getting for their investment? Here Football Whispers profile both brothers.
Lucas Hernandez became a regular feature of the Atletico B team towards the end of the 2014-15 season, and made his first appearance for the senior side in December of the following campaign, completing a full 90 minutes in his side’s 3-0 Copa del Rey win over CE L’Hospitalet.
He has since been a semi-regular feature of Diego Simeone’s matchday squad. Having made four La Liga starts and an additional two substitute appearances this season, as Lucas appears to have leapfrogged 21-year-old Uruguay international Jose Gimenez in the pecking order.
Though predominantly a central defender, many of Lucas’ outings this term have come at left-back, where he has demonstrated robust physicality, pace and tremendous crossing ability.
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Averaging 1.5 tackles per game in league action and 1.8 clearances, he has shown his ability to undertake the nitty-gritty duties of a defender within a well-organised unit such as the Atleti back four, while also exuding the confidence and composure of a more experienced player.
His most impressive performance to date came in the 1-0 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich earlier this month, in which he played the full game on the left of the Atletico backline.
Despite being on the losing side, Lucas caught the eye with his four tackles, five interceptions and two clearances against high-calibre opposition.
The above images show Lucas exercising impeccable timing to tackle Arjen Robben as the Dutchmen tries to dribble inside from the right wing.
He was also a potent force going forward against the Bundesliga champions, completing two key passes, one dribble and winning seven free-kicks for his team.
One key weakness in Lucas’ game which could be a potential stumbling block should he move to the Etihad, is that his passing needs work.
The France under-21 international has picked out a team-mate with just 72.7 percent of his attempted passes in La Liga this term. With Guardiola’s insistence on playing the ball out from the back, the Atleti youngster’s inaccuracy could prove troublesome.
There are signs of hope in this area, however, as Lucas has improved his pass completion rate year on year since making his first-team bow for Los Rojiblancos. In his only league appearance of the 2014-15 campaign he completed 66.7 percent of his passes, the following season he managed an average pass accuracy of 70.2 percent across 10 appearances, before again raising his average this term.
With only 17 league games under his belt, the sample size is far too small to draw sweeping conclusions about Lucas’ development. But the numbers do suggest a trend towards an improvement in his passing technique.
He may not have represented Atleti in a La Liga fixture yet, but Theo Hernandez has featured regularly for promoted Alaves this season, making 14 appearances for a total of 1240 minutes of action.
Although his brother can also play at left-back, Theo is a much more natural fit for the position. In addition to being competent defensively, he is also a dynamic threat going forward and has even started two matches as an out-and-out winger.
With pace, excellent crossing technique and the ability to dribble around the outside of his opposing marker, he is very much in the mould of a modern attacking full-back — the kind of which Guardiola has utilised to great effect throughout his managerial career.
The younger Hernandez sibling also demonstrated his defensive maturity in Alaves’ shock 2-1 win at the Camp Nou in the second week of the campaign, playing as part of a rigid back five which frustrated Barcelona.
With two assists to his name — one of which against Real Madrid in a 4-1 defeat — and an average of 1.9 dribbles and 0.8 key passes per game, Theo Hernandez already has the key factor that is desired in a developing player yet so often missing: end product.
In the above image, he is shown getting forward for Alaves to whip in a dangerous cross against Las Palmas.
He also has a much better pass completion rate (79.8 percent) than his brother despite playing in a weaker side, and standing at 6ft 1ins with an aerial duels success rate of 64.7 percent, the France under-20 international has the physicality to cope with the rough and tumble of the Premier League.
The 19-year-old is not without his flaws, though. Having received five yellow cards and one red in 14 games this season, his immaturity has manifested itself in ill discipline, while his tackling technique requires further refinement.
So it is clear from the above that they are both work in progress but it is also understandable why Guardiola is keen to secure the impressive brothers’ signatures.
Lucas Hernandez Fifa 18
Lucas was selected for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on 17 May 2018.
Lucas Hernandez France
Lucas earned his first cap for France on 6 March 2012, playing the full 90 minutes for the under-16 team in 1–1 friendly draw against Italy at Coverciano. In 2014, he also appeared with the under-18 and under-19 sides.
In March 2018, Lucas was called up to the senior team by manager Didier Deschamps for friendlies with Colombia and Russia. He made his debut against the former, replacing Lucas Digne for the last 14 minutes of the 2–3 loss in Paris.
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Atletico Madrid Defender Lucas Hernandez Rejects France Call Up for Spain
Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez has rejected a call-up to the France national team for this month’s friendly matches, clearing the way for Spain to call upon the young defender when needed.
France manager Didier Deschamps included Hernandez in his squad to face Colombia and Russia, presumably with a view to taking him to the World Cup this summer. But Hernandez has rejected the summons, and issued a come-and-get-me plea to Spain manager Julen Lopetegui.
The 22-year-old was born in Marseille and played for France at youth level from Under 16 to Under 21, but moved to Spain at just two years of age when his father Jean-Francois, also a footballer, was transferred to Galician club Compostela.
Jean-Francois finished his career in Spain with Atletico and Rayo Vallecano, and Hernandez made his debut for Atletico in 2014, at the age of 18. Speaking to Spanish TV earlier this week, Hernandez outlined his love for his adopted country.
“I feel Spanish, Spain has given me everything,” he told TVE, quoted by Marca. “If they call me up, I’ll go.”
Marca previously reported that Lopetegui has already called Hernandez to assure him that he is in his thoughts, and it is still possible that he could be part of the Spanish squad that goes to the World Cup.
Spain are yet to name their squad for their friendlies against Germany and Argentina later this month.
Hernandez has made 73 appearances for Atletico, but is yet to score for Diego Simeone’s side. He was a late substitute in the 2016 Champions League final, but didn’t take a penalty in the shoot-out, which Atletico lost 5-4 to neighbours Real Madrid.
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France’s Lucas Hernandez is the World Cup’s most blatant cheater
USA TODAY-20 Jun 2018
MOSCOW – The World Cup is wonderful, but simply put, it is full of cheaters. And Lucas Hernandez is, at least so far, the biggest cheater of the bunch.
Amid all the outstanding soccer and fascinating color of the opening week, the one glaring downside of the biggest sporting event on the planet is the same one that curses the game in general, and which seems immune to attempts to stamp it out.
Diving, simulation, play-acting, faking injury – call it what you will, but it makes for unsavory viewing, from those who love the game and follow it religiously to others who dip into soccer around World Cup time once every four years.
If you’re wondering what all this is about, just find a highlight reel of the antics of French defender Hernandez against Australia in his team’s first game of the tournament.
It was pathetic. On several occasions he responded to the very slightest of contact – the kind of impact you might expect from a 10-year-old’s handshake or a butterfly landing on your shoulder – as if he had been mortally wounded.
If you’re going to cheat, at least be good at it – and Hernandez is. By being so over-the-top in his dramatics he routinely fools the referees into awarding him free-kicks when they are utterly undeserved.
The refs know that a certain degree of exaggeration goes on, but Hernandez has figured out that if he shrieks in agony and clutches at various body parts like they are in need of amputation, the official will perhaps reason that something must have happened.
But often nothing has happened at all. At one point Australia’s Josh Risdon appeared to breathe on Hernandez, or at least in the remote vicinity of him, naturally setting off a performance where the French player screamed at the top of his lungs and then lay on the turf shielding his supposedly damaged face.
Before long he was on the ground again, both hands wrapped around his leg. Then his head, his ankle, his calf muscle and so on.
The point of this was to gain an unfair advantage. Getting a free-kick where they might not otherwise be one, getting an opponent yellow or even red-carded and, if your team is leading late, slowing down the game to make a comeback less likely.
That’s what Hernandez did, and you can forget about him showing a shred of contrition about it. Given that he’s a fine player who shines in Spain’s La Liga for Atletico Madrid, yet not one likely to be spotlighted as one of the stars of the tournament, he is instead embracing his role as its most prolific cheater.
“You saw it,” he told reporters. “It’s true there were some moments where it was a foul and I amplified it a bit.
“That’s part of the show, part of the game. It’s true that sometimes I exaggerate a bit but it is part of my character. I am used to doing that, especially when we are leading. The team can win, and I can save some precious seconds.”
The team may win, but soccer is the loser. Fabrication and melodramatics are a scourge on what is otherwise evolving into a superb tournament and it’s time for steeper punishment to be introduced.
Lucas Hernández rejects France call from Didier Deschamps
Atlético Madrid defender Lucas Hernández, born in Marseille to a French father and Spanish mother, has the option to represent either country at international level and although he would prefer to receive a call up from Julen Lopetegui it is Didier Deschamps who has been punching his number into his mobile with greater frequency.
According to Spanish radio network Cadena SER, the Les Bleus coach asked about Hernández’ availability for the upcoming friendlies against Colombia and Russia but was rejected by the Atlético defender, who is still hoping to find his way into the Spain national side.
However, with Hernández’s Spanish nationality still in the pipeline the 22-year-old faces a waiting game. If he does not receive any indication from Lopetegui that he is in his plans, he may hold on until Deschamps announces his final squad for Russia before nailing his colours to a mast.
Although Lopetegui and Spanish Football Federation chief have been keeping an eye on Hernández and suggested he could be in line for a call-up, noting has yet proved concrete and the France under-21 international is willing to wait until the Spain coach announces his squad.
Hernández recently explained: “Spain has given me everything in my life and my nationalization is nearly completed. I would love to play for Spain because I consider myself a Spaniard. What can I say? I speak better Spanish than French. That says it all really.”