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Spurs coach Pochettino ruled out 4 stars from Liverpool tie

14 September 2018

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris pleaded guilty to a drink-driving charge and received a 20-month driving ban.

Lloris, who won the World Cup with France in July, was fined £50 000 at Westminster Magistrates' court.

Prosecutors explained he had been seen driving erratically and had veered "towards a parked vehicle" and that after being stopped by the police, he had needed help to get out of his auto.

The Spurs captain had to be helped from his £65,000 Porsche Panamera by police who stopped him a month after he had led France to World Cup victory.

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When police stopped the vehicle, they discovered vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the auto.

The court was told Lloris had provided a sample containing 80mg of alcohol per 100ml of breath - the legal limit in England and Wales is 35mg.

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters. Now I need to pay like a man". Lloris spent seven hours in a cell that night before returning home on foot. He made a mistake and is suffering, and is punishing himself.

When asked whether Lloris had offered to give up the club captaincy, Pochettino said: 'He apologised to everyone.

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The married father of two looked stoic and dressed impeccably in a dark suit and blue shirt as he made his way in silence through a crush of reporters into the courtroom. I told him today where is my present Sonny?

Lloris missed Tottenham's last game against Watford after sustaining a thigh injury, with Michel Vorm drafted in to deputise in his absence during the 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road.

Spurs will be missing Hugo Lloris and Dele Alli for Saturday's Premier League clash against Liverpool at Wembley Stadium.

When sentencing, the magistrate said the fine represented the seriousness of the offence as well as the goalkeeper's financial means.

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Spurs coach Pochettino ruled out 4 stars from Liverpool tie