Tottenham are ‘furious’ with Hugo Lloris, and could strip him of the captaincy.
Lloris was arrested and charged with drink-driving in the early hours of Friday morning, before spending seven hours in a police cell.
The 31-year-old missed Tottenham training as a result, with the club preparing to travel to Manchester United on Monday.
Tottenham are ‘furious’ with the player and, while he is likely to keep his place in the squad that heads to Old Trafford, the Daily Mail report that Mauricio Pochettino could consider stripping him of the captaincy.
Lloris had been out on Thursday evening with fellow World Cup winner Olivier Giroud, as well as compatriot Laurent Koscielny.
But both the Chelsea striker and Arsenal centre-half managed not to break the law, so bloody good for them.
Lloris is almost certain to be fined two weeks’ wages, amounting to around £300,000, while Harry Kane is a ‘ready-made replacement’ if Pochettino decides to make an example of the goalkeeper by taking the captain’s armband away.
According sources Tottenham consider the situation as ‘out of character for Lloris’, with one source even adding that he ‘would have been the ‘last person’ they would suspect of being caught up in off-the-pitch controversy’.
Lloris, 31, will appear in court next month. He also faces a £240,000 club fine and could even be stripped of the Spurs captaincy by boss Mauricio Pochettino. The keeper issued a statement last night saying: “I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters.
“Drink-driving is completely unacceptable. I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set.”
Tottenham and France captain Hugo Lloris charged with drink driving by British Police and issues grovelling apology Hugo Lloris apologised to his family, club, team-mates, manager and fans for his drink-drive shame.
Lloris was stopped by a routine police patrol in Gloucester Place, in London’s West End, at 2.20am yesterday. He was taken to a local police station and spent seven hours in a cell before being charged.
The incident forced him to miss training ahead of Spurs’ clash at Manchester United on Monday. The £120k-a-week star is set to be fined a fortnight’s wages for breaching the club’s code of conduct. Pochettino will decide whether to punish his shamed ace further after speaking with him at their Enfield training HQ today.