Hugo Lloris injury exacerbated by stress of drink-driving charge, says Pochettino

INJURED Hugo Lloris

INJURED Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he could be gone from his job by next week after saying his players are facing something "like a trauma" following their poor results. We still do not know (when he will be available).

"I am going to stick with the club, I am not going to criticise the club".

"The only way we can stop that [criticism] is winning games and if we don't win, everyone is going to criticise more than now".

"I am so relaxed".

"The way we concede the goals is so painful but it happens in football and we need to be strong".

Tottenham have a better team than Brighton, and the North London outfit will head into the Premier League game on Saturday evening as favourites.

Pochettino also stated that Hugo Lloris will be out of the Brighton clash after failing to recover from his thigh injury, and raised the possibility that the stress of his recent arrest for drink driving may have contributed to the problem.

Mauricio Pochettino's team had made a positive start to the campaign by recording three successive victories, including a win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

"The injury now is helping him to take time and think and be a little bit more relaxed".

In the absence of club captain Lloris, Spurs have suffered consecutive defeats to Watford, Liverpool and Inter Milan - all of them by a 2-1 margin. "To compete after what happened was a massive stress for him", Pochettino added.

Meanwhile, previously had reported that EPL campaigners, Tottenham Hotspurs, on Tuesday, September 18 suffered a stoppage-time heartbreak after Inter Milan scored at the death to bag three vital points in a tough Champions League group B opener tie played at the San Siro.

Christian Eriksen opened the scoring for the visitors via a deflected shot, with the Danish star sending the ball looping over the outstretched hand of Handanovic before dropping in under the bar.

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