Pochettino: 'Lloris was lucky to escape with criminal conviction and fine'

Lynette Rowe
September 15, 2018

France and Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleaded guilty on Wednesday to drunk driving charges and was fined 50,000 pounds sterling (USD 65,000) by the Westminster Magistrates' Court.

Lloris suffered a thigh injury ahead of the Watford clash on September 2 and missed France's global games this week as a result.

His teammate, Dele Alli, has also been ruled out of the Liverpool game after picking up a hamstring injury while on worldwide duty with England.

According to the Mirror, a decision is expected to be made by Mauricio Pochettino and the club's hierarchy before the end of the month.

Yet Lloris, who is out of Saturday's clash at home against Liverpool and will miss several weeks with a thigh strain, remains the Tottenham captain.

"He's punishing himself. He feels so sorry and so bad because he knows that he made a big mistake".

"It's a massive lesson for everyone".

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'Of course we have a conversation and he explained what happened.

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

Pochettino is also frustrated by the absence of Alli for both the visit of Liverpool and then the trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday evening as the club launch their Champions League campaign. He's the first, he told me, "Gaffer it's a massive lesson for me".

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

"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".

"Hopefully everything is going well and he can be back as soon as possible, like Dele".

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