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Lloris expected to play against Man Utd, despite drink-drive charge

Former Arsenal ace Ray Parlour has said he would be amazed if Hugo Lloris didn’t play against Manchester United on Monday night, despite being arrested for drink driving.

The 31-year-old World Cup winner was routinely stopped by the Police on Friday morning, and was found to be over the drink-drive limit, and was surely arrested and subsequently charged.

He is due to appear in court next month, and missed training on Friday.

However, despite his disrupted preparations for Spurs‘ Monday night fixture against Manchester United, Ray Parlour still expects him to play:

“I’ll be amazed if he doesn’t play,” Parlour told Sky Sports The Debate programme.

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“We know that he’s such an important player for Spurs, as we saw that he was in the World Cup for France. It’s bad news for him what has happened but I’m such Pochettino will assess the situation over the weekend.

“Strikers are going to score you the goals but goalkeepers are some of the most important people as well, they keep you in games at vital stages of games. I’m sure he’ll be playing on Monday.”

Meanwhile, Gordon Strachan added that he also expected him to play, providing the players mental state was ok:

“It depends on the mental state he is in. He’s made a statement but it depends how he feels about himself if he feels he’s got over that. That’s a management sort of thing. But if he’s OK then absolutely.

“The one thing football players can do, you can have the crisis around you but once you step on to the football pitch, that’s the one place you get lost in that.”

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