Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris appeared in court yesterday following his August drink driving arrest.
The Tottenham and France captain was arrested in the early hours of Friday morning at around 2:20am in central London.
The 31-year-old failed a breathalyser test after being pulled over and was taken to Charing Cross Police Station where he spent the morning in custody before being released on bail.
The court heard that Lloris was unable to stand up, and his speech was slurred as police pulled him over with twice the legal alcohol limit in his system.
The Tottenham shot stopper had driven through a red light, and veered his car towards other parked vehicles. Police also found vomit in his Porche.
Magistrate Amanda Barron said it was “pure luck” Lloris “did not cause damage to other vehicles or pedestrians”.
Despite previously putting his support behind his player, stating that he’d never even considered stripping his captaincy, The Mirror report that Pochettino may change his mind after the court hearing.
Lloris was given a 20 month driving ban, and fined £50,000 by the courts, as well as two week’s wages by Tottenham, thought to be around £250,000.
So, if Poch does have a change of heart and strips the captaincy from the World Cup winning Frenchman, who should take his place.
Take a look at our article on the contenders for the captain’s armband.
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