Hugo Lloris: Tottenham goalkeeper admits drink-driving

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World Cup winning goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham Hotspur's captain when he returns from injury despite being convicted of drink driving, manager Mauricio Pochettino said today.

Lloris admitted being more than twice above the drink-drive limit when he was stopped by police in central London last month. He said he was guilty of this situation and it's irresponsible.

Ahead of Saturday's important clash with Liverpool at Wembley, he said: "I am learning a lot, because we arrive after two weeks [of the worldwide break] and we didn't talk too much about Liverpool, and the most important thing is the game on Saturday". We can all make a mistake. He is punishing himself. Then [we must accept] we are men and women and of course we can... He's the first, he told me, "Gaffer it's a massive lesson for me. Now I need to pay like a man".

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When asked whether Lloris had offered to give up the club captaincy, Pochettino said: 'He apologised to everyone.

"First of all I want to congratulate him, because it's such an important victory to avoid the military service", Pochettino said.

"In this situation he has spent a period where he was fighting with this situation, and now I think he's accepting that and he's going to move on and play his best, of course".

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While midfielder Alli remains sidelined by the hamstring problem he picked up in England's defeat to Spain, goalkeeper Lloris is out for several weeks with the thigh injury he sustained in Spurs' 3-0 win over Manchester United.

It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too.

He veered his auto "towards parked vehicles" before correcting himself and went through a red light, prosecutor Henry Fitch said.

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"The most thing here is the confidence and trust we have in him". I am not disappointed with him. As he is such a big player and everyone expects something from every action, so his expectations are different'.

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