Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris

Pochettino confirms Lloris will remain Spurs captain after drink-drive sentence

Hugo Lloris to remain as Tottenham Hotspur captain, says Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will be out for "several weeks" with a thigh injury, but will retain the captaincy after his drink-drive conviction.

But boss Mauricio Pochettino will confirm today that the World Cup victor will retain the armband ahead of Saturday's clash with Liverpool. He said he is guilty of this situation and is responsible. "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive". "Now I need to pay like a man".

The 31-year-old admitted making a "terrible error" when he was caught driving home following a night out with France team-mates on August 24.

Goalkeeper Lloris sustained a thigh problem during last month's 3-0 win at Manchester United, which meant he missed the subsequent 2-1 loss at Watford and France's worldwide commitments over the past week.

Dele Alli will also miss out tomorrow because of a hamstring injury he suffered playing for England last week, but Heung-min Son will be available again after his lengthy stint on worldwide duty with South Korea.

According to the Mirror, a decision is expected to be made by Mauricio Pochettino and the club's hierarchy before the end of the month.

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It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too.

"Hopefully, it will be OK and he will be available again soon, like Dele".

"Alli is a bit unlucky, he suffered a small injury after 20 minutes against Spain", Pochettino told Sky Sports.

Spurs had a 100 per cent record after the first three games of the season, securing wins against Newcastle United, Fulham and Manchester United, with the Frenchman ever present.

'The circumstances of the summer were different and it takes time for a player to get his best.

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