Hugo Lloris to remain as Tottenham Hotspur captain, says Mauricio Pochettino

Newcastle United's English defender Jamaal Lascelles has a header saved by Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the English Premier League football match

Mauricio Pochettino says Hugo Lloris will retain the club captaincy at Tottenham but warned the French World Cup victor he had been lucky to escape his drink-driving escapades with only a criminal conviction and a hefty fine.

Lloris appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to plead guilty to a charge of drink driving, and it emerged during the hearing that the Frenchman was more than twice over the legal limit, had veered towards parked cars and had driven through a red light.

"He's the first that regrets everything, and all that happened yesterday is not good", he said. He said he is guilty of this situation and is responsible. But I think the most important is that anyone can make a mistake. He made a mistake and he's suffered the punishment of society. "We are not God, we can't judge people. He told me "boss it's a massive lesson for me, I made a mistake and need to pay" and now he's accepted (it) like a man that he is".

"It is a massive lesson for everyone - he said 'gaffer, it is a massive lesson for me". Only we need to try, how he understands that it was a mistake.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hasn't ruled out a return to action against Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Saturday.

"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".

"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".

Tottenham manager, Mauricio Pochettino spoke at a press conference and with Sky Sports specifically about the upcoming matches against Liverpool and the Champions League fixture against Inter.

The coach added: 'We have confidence and trust in him. I am not disappointed with him. Lloris was one of the heroes of France's commanding march to their second football World Cup in 20 years.



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