Pochettino on Lloris’ arrest; his regret and selection decision

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham shot stopper Hugo Lloris has been making all the headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, after he was caught drinking driving by police.

The Tottenham captain spent most of Thursday night in a jail cell, and as a result missed training on Friday.

This sparked rumours that Pochettino was set to remove Lloris’ captaincy and hand it to Harry Kane, maybe even dropping Hugo altogether.

However, the Frenchman made the walk out onto the Old Trafford turf last night, armband and all, as it appeared that his actions hadn’t affected the faith from his manager.

Pochettino had this to say: “No, I never considered that. What happened, I was in contact with him, such a bad experience for him. He feels so sorry.

“He apologised to everyone, but not only apologised to our fans, us, the club and I think he shows his regret and apologised to the whole country, because that responsibility is massive. I think it was a good lesson for everyone, a massive lesson.

“He’s punishing himself. He feels so sorry and so bad because he knows that he made a big mistake, but in the same way I think he’s a man out of character.

“We are going to, of course, support him but knowing that we cannot justify of course. There’s no sense to take some decision like you told me.”

Lloris had previously apologised to fans, the staff and players at Spurs for his actions.

It remains to be seen whether the usually mature and reserved captain can get his head down and put his awful actions behind him.

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