The France goalkeeper was sentenced for a drink-driving charge earlier this week
Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham captain despite being sentenced for a drink-driving charge earlier this week.
Lloris, the France goalkeeper, was banned from driving for 20 months and fined £50,000 on Wednesday after admitting to a charge of drink-driving at Westminster magistrates court.
He was pulled over during a routine police stop in Marylebone in August, and was found to have a blood alcohol level of more than double the UK limit.
There have been calls for Lloris to lose the armband due to his actions, but he remained captain for Spurs’ first match after he was charged – a 3-0 win at Manchester United.
And now Pochettino, the club’s manager, has confirmed Lloris will keep the armband having already been punished internally.
“He is the first to regret about everything and all that happened is not good, he doesn’t feel great,” Pochettino said. “He said he is sorry and he is a man and accepts his mistake.
“Everyone can make a mistake, he made a mistake and he is suffering. He is punishing himself. That is a massive lesson for everyone, he was the first to tell me he made a mistake.”
When asked if he would stay on as captain, he said: “Of course.”
The 31-year-old, who captained France to World Cup glory over the summer, missed Tottenham’s most recent game before the international break, and he’s set to be out for ‘several weeks’ further with a thigh injury.