Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction - Pochettino

Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction - Pochettino

Tottenham have fined their goalkeeper two weeks' wages - about £240,000 - on top of the £50,000 fine and 20-month driving ban handed down by a court after he pleaded guilty yesterday.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is set to be without captain Hugo Lloris and playmaker Dele Alli for this weekends clash against Liverpool. He made a mistake and he's suffered the punishment.

"That is a massive lesson for everyone". Like a man you need to recognise your mistake'.

The Tottenham and France goalkeeper attended a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday after he was stopped by police on August 24.

Lloris, who was driving a Porsche, was stopped for a routine check-up when it was found that he was more than the limited 35 microgrammes in a breathalyser test.

That this incident is out of character in Lloris' case might well have spared him any further action from Pochettino and Spurs although given the seriousness of the offence he is perhaps fortunate to remain in his position as club captain.




The World Cup victor suffered the injury during August's win over Manchester United.

Manager Pochettino said: 'I think of course he is the first to regret about everything.

Alli, meanwhile, picked up a hamstring duty while on global duty for England during their 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat to Spain.

"We are disappointed because we are going to miss him for this game and maybe against Inter in the Champions League. Hopefully it will be OK and he will be available again soon like Dele Alli".

He denied the forward needs a rest, adding: "We know that it's not a situation that worries us".

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