Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has reportedly been charged with drink driving after being stopped by police in central London at 2am on Friday morning.
The 31-year-old has had a successful summer having lifted the World Cup as France captain in Russia, while he has since returned to start both of Tottenham’s opening Premier League games.
However, he has now unfortunately let himself down as talkSPORT note that the Frenchman was stopped in the early hours of Friday morning with a court date set for September 11.
“A man has been charged following a routine patrol stop in Gloucester Place, W1,” the report quotes a Metropolitan Police spokesman as saying. “Hugo Lloris, 31, of East Finchley, was charged with drink driving on Friday, 24 August.
“He has been bailed to return to Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 11 September.”
This development of course casts doubt over his involvement in Tottenham’s clash with Man Utd at Old Trafford on Monday night, as it remains to be seen whether or not he is included in the line-up by Mauricio Pochettino.
Naturally, it’s also an unwanted distraction and a real act of unprofessionalism from Lloris who will now seemingly face the consequences of his actions, but based on the report above, it seems as though he has been fortunate in that he didn’t cause any harm to himself or others after driving under the influence of alcohol.
Having established himself as a fundamental figure for club and country, time will tell what the repercussions are moving forward or if it is merely considered as a mistake by his coaches.
BREAKING: @SpursOfficial goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has been charged with drink-driving.
He has been released on bail and will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on September 11th. pic.twitter.com/SrILHjWYYa
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) August 24, 2018