Hugo Lloris opens up on drink-driving shame

Hugo Lloris has admitted that his drinking-driving shame was "embarrassing" but insists that the charge will not "affect me as a man".

Tottenham keeper Lloris admitted driving while under the influence of alcohol after he was stopped by police in the early hours of August 24 while behind the wheel of his Porsche.

The Frenchman was fined £50,000 for being twice over the legal limit and banned from the road for 20 months.

Lloris only returned to Spurs action on October 3, when he faced Barcelona in the Champions League, after he suffered a thigh injury shortly after his offense.

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Now the 31-year-old is hoping his public perception has not been tainted by his drink-driving antics.

"It is pretty tricky and embarrassing," Lloris told Le Journal du Dimanche.

"This is not the image I want to give, but mistakes happen. It must not affect me as a man.

"It does not change who I am or the professional that I am.

"I have always devoted everything to football and respected what you have to do off the field."

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