Hugo Lloris to keep captaincy confirms Mauricio Pochettino

Postado Setembro 14, 2018

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be missing for "several weeks" with a thigh injury, but will remain in his role as captain when he returns to full fitness, confirmed Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino on Thursday.

Lloris admitted being more than twice above the drink-drive limit of 35 micrograms when he was stopped by police in central London last month.

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

Prosecutor Henry Fitch said police found Lloris in an unmarked auto driving at 24km/* in a 50km/* zone.

Lloris was one of the heroes of France's commanding march to their second football World Cup in 20 years.

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

He said a taxi which had booked cancelled so Lloris made "the first of a number of unwise decisions" and chose to drive home. He made a mistake and he's suffering all the punishment of society. "I made a mistake and now I need to pay".

Lloris did not feature in either of France's contests in the worldwide break. "He knows only too well that it shouldn't happen, but it happened and it's not going to change what I think about him and the Hugo Lloris that I've always known", said Deschamps.

He has also won more than 100 worldwide caps and lifted the World Cup during the summer, after France beat Croatia 4-2 in the final. A team spokesman said before the sentencing that Tottenham were treating the entire matter "extremely seriously". The Dutch keeper has been an able enough deputy for Lloris in the past and he has kept 17 clean sheets in 44 appearances for Spurs, conceding 42 goals, albeit he doesn't offer the same assured presence as the French No. 1.