Hugo Lloris to retain Tottenham Hotspur captaincy despite drink-driving conviction

Hugo Lloris to retain Tottenham Hotspur captaincy despite drink-driving conviction

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Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Hugo Lloris will retain his Tottenham Hotspur captaincy despite drink-driving conviction.

Yesterday, the World Cup winner was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months after being found with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit.

Pochettino on Lloris: “Everyone can make a mistake”

MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 17: Hugo Lloris of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 17, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Pochettino claims that Lloris has “regret” over the incident and is “punishing himself” for his behaviour.

The Argentine believes the 31-year-old should remain captain as “everyone can make a mistake”.

Pochettino confirmed:

“Will he stay as captain? Of course, of course.

“He is the first to regret about everything.

“All that happened yesterday (in court) is not good and he does not feel great. He said he was guilty and responsible.

“The most important thing is that everyone can make a mistake and he is suffering a punishment that society translates to him.

“He is punishing himself. We are not God and we cannot judge people.

“We need to try (to see) that he understands he made a mistake. We can all make a mistake.

“It is a massive lesson for everyone. He said: ‘Gaffer, I made a mistake. Now I need to pay like a man.’”

Tottenham’s injury blow: Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli to miss Liverpool clash

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND – AUGUST 11: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with teammate Harry Kane after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur at St. James Park on August 11, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Tottenham Hotspur will be without duo Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli for their Premier League clash with Liverpool.

The French goalkeeper has been struggling with a thigh injury that saw him miss Spurs’ defeat to Watford.

It is expected that the club captain will be ruled out for ‘several weeks’.

Alli withdrew from the England squad during the week after suffering a “minor muscle strain”.

Spurs could “possibly” be without the midfielder for their Champions League game against Inter Milan on Tuesday, according to Mauricio Pochettino.


Read more Tottenham Hotspur news here:

Tottenham vs Liverpool: Son Heung-Min talks about being tired

Gary Neville: ‘I’m concerned about Harry Kane’

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September 13, 2018 at 09:51AM

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