Hugo Lloris will remain as Tottenham captain on return from injury

Rex Christensen
September 14, 2018

France World Cup victor and Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been fined KSh 6.5 million (R950 000) after pleading guilty to driving home drunk following a night out with fellow France teammates.

Alli was on target when Spurs beat Liverpool 4-1 in the corresponding fixture last season and manager Mauricio Pochettino said his absence is disappointing.

When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the auto.

"He is the first to regret about everything and all that happened is not good, he doesn't feel great", Pochettino said. He said he was guilty and responsible.

"Everyone can make a mistake, he made a mistake and he is suffering". Of course all the people can make a mistake.

"It's a massive lesson for everyone".

"He's the first [to accept it was a mistake], he told me, "Gaffer, it's a massive lesson for me".

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"When a striker does not fill the net and does not score goals, always you need to find some reason why but I think he is fit", Pochettino said.

Spurs will be without captain Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli for Saturday's lunchtime clash with Liverpool.

Dele Alli will miss Tottenham's Premier League match against Liverpool with a hamstring injury as club captain Hugo Lloris also remains on the sidelines.

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

Pochettino was unsurprised by any of the details that emerged on Wednesday, having spoken to the player soon after last month's arrest.

Asked then about stripping him of the role, he said: "I never considered that". But in all this history, where is my present? "I played him many times when I was playing with Nice". I want a watch or some Korean food. He had not been allowed to play in the tournament by his old club Bayer Leverkusen four years ago. Who took the risk?

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