World Cup victor Lloris fined for drunk driving

Heather Diaz
September 15, 2018

Goalkeeper Lloris, 31, was fined £50,000 and banned from driving for 20 months on Wednesday after being convicted of drink-driving in his £140,000 Porsche.

When asked in his news conference for Saturday's clash with Liverpool if Lloris will still be captain, Pochettino said: "Of course". He said he was guilty and responsible.

"Of course, any woman, man, person can make a mistake". It is a massive lesson for everyone.

The Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper had earlier called his behaviour "unacceptable" and received a lighter sentence from a judge who could have locked up the star for six months.

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.

He is now out of action with a thigh injury sustained during his side's victory at Manchester United.

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"If not, we're not going to take a risk because he missed a lot of games and we have ahead of lot of games to play".

"He said he is sorry and accepts his mistake", said Mauricio Pochettino.

At least Son Heung-min is available again after helping South Korea win the Asian Games, which means he will be excused military service.

"Alli is a bit unlucky, he suffered a small injury after 20 minutes against Spain", Pochettino told Sky Sports.

The World Cup victor suffered the injury during August's win over Manchester United. "I'm happy because the circumstances of the summer were so different from another season".

"The most thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him".

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