Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction - Pochettino

Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction - Pochettino

France's World Cup winning captain Hugo Lloris escaped from being given a jail term but was slashed with a 20-month driving ban and a United States dollars 65, 000 fine for the drink-driving case he was charged with last month.

Lloris, who was driving a Porsche, was stopped for a routine check-up when it was found that he was more than the limited 35 microgrammes in a breathalyser test. Police discovered vomit in the auto and Lloris had to be helped out.

But boss Mauricio Pochettino will confirm today that the World Cup victor will retain the armband ahead of Saturday's clash with Liverpool.

Spurs plan to fine the France star £250,000 - two weeks' wages - following his court hearing on Wednesday.

But the goalkeeper will miss Spurs' game against Liverpool on Saturday, with Dele Alli also ruled out as Pochettino has suffered a double injury blow. "I think of course that he regrets about everything and all that happened yesterday is not good and of course he does not feel great", Asked if he will stay as captain, he replied: "Of course." he said, according to Sky Sports. He said he was guilty of this situation and it's irresponsible.

"Everyone can make a mistake, he made a mistake and he is suffering". 'He is punishing himself.

"We are not God, we can't judge people". He's the first, he told me, "Gaffer it's a massive lesson for me". Like a man you need to recognise your mistake'. 'He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake. Then [we must accept] we are men and women and of course we can... Of course, (it's) lucky there was no effect. That is important. And of course now it is a massive lesson for him, a life lesson. Because he is a clever he learns and now he is going to move on.

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For sure he would be a point of reference for me and everyone here I think. To close that gap in only one season is very hard .

Spurs fans will hope that their number one returns to club duty ready to display the kind of form that has earned him a place among the top 'keepers in European football, to help the team keep pace with the front-runners in the league.

'I am learning a lot!' Pochettino joked.

Tottenham are also understood to have fined the World Cup victor £250,000, which is the equivalent of two weeks' wages, and warned him about his future conduct.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino will be breathing a huge sigh of relief as Dele Alli is expected to be fit for the upcoming high-profile clash.

"If not, we're not going to take a risk because he missed a lot of games and we have ahead of lot of games to play".

Pochettino also insists he has no concerns about the form of Harry Kane, who has made a sluggish start to the season after his World Cup exertions.

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