Tottenham captain speaks out on drink driving

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur captain Hugo Lloris has spoken out on drink driving after he was caught by police intoxicated behind the wheel last month.

Lloris was due to appear in Western Magistrates Court today on charges of drink driving on August 24.

The French World Cup winner missed the next day or training after spending the night in a cell.

There was much to be said over whether the Frenchman should keep his Tottenham captaincy, but manager Pochettino chose to stick with his keeper.

Lloris told RMC Sport: “Just like every man, I have a private life. I made a mistake. I have to accept it. I have to stay focused on what is the most important thing, in my mind — that’s the pitch. I have the support of my family and my friends. And I still want to go out onto the pitch to enjoy myself and continue improving.

Lloris led his country to victory at the Russia 2018 World Cup this summer, and was previously seen as a mature, grounded, and role-model figure at the club.

The news of his arrest came as a great shock to the footballing world.

However, the Spurs captain will be looking to put this all behind him, after receiving a hefty fine of over a quarter of a million pounds, and a 20 month driving ban.

Lloris has been out injured for the past week or so, with Michel Vorm deputising in his absence.

“Do I have a return date? Not yet,” said Lloris, who also missed France’s Nations League games against Germany and Netherlands. “We’re working hard to come back strong and as quickly as possible. There’s perhaps a chance for this weekend, but we’ll see depending on how things go this week.”

Spurs fans will want to see Lloris put his mistakes in the past and get back to full fitness as soon as possible.

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