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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Tottenham Hotspur and French National goalkeeper Hugo Lloris leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court after pleading guilty to drink driving on September 12, 2018 in London, England. The footballer is accused of being over twice the legal alcohol limit when he was stopped by police on August 24. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

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Mauricio Pochettino believes the “massive stress” caused to Hugo Lloris by his recent arrest for drink-driving could have been a factor in causing the thigh injury that has kept him out of action since August. 

The goalkeeper picked up the knock in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat of Manchester United on August 27, just days after he was arrested and charged for drink-driving.

He has not played since, and Pochettino has now said the incident could have been a factor in him getting injured, per the Daily Mail‘s Matt Barlow:

I think he was under stress during the game against Manchester United. The added stress maybe created that injury. The injury now is helping him to take time and think and be a little bit more relaxed. To compete after what happened was a massive stress for him.”


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