Mauricio Pochettino Backs Hugo Lloris Following Drink Driving Admission

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Mauricio Pochettino Backs Hugo Lloris Following Drink Driving Admission

Mauricio Pochettino says Hugo Lloris will retain the club captaincy at Tottenham but warned the French World Cup victor he had been lucky to escape his drink-driving escapades with only a criminal conviction and a hefty fine.

Lloris, who has endured a hard few weeks on a personal level after being fined £50,000 and receiving a 20-month driving ban following his pleading guilty to drink-driving, misses this weekend's game with a hamstring injury, while Alli suffered a knock during England's 2-1 defeat to Spain last weekend and misses out.

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris hasn't ruled out a return to action against Liverpool FC in the Premier League on Saturday.

All that happened yesterday (in court) is not good and he does not feel great. "He told me "boss it's a massive lesson for me, I made a mistake and need to pay" and now he's accepted (it) like a man that he is".

"Everyone can make a mistake, he made a mistake and he is suffering". But of course we're not God, that we can judge people. The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said "Any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair".

Lloris missed Tottenham's last game against Watford after sustaining a thigh injury, with Michel Vorm drafted in to deputise in his absence during the 2-1 defeat at Vicarage Road. He has punished himself. "I am disappointed because we are going to miss him for this game and maybe the Champions League game against Inter Milan [on September 18]".

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"Different clubs didn't allow him to go and play in this tournament", Pochettino said, before joking: "Who took the risk?"

"It's not that I want to justify him, it's only because the period during the season always change".

Son gives Spurs another option in attack, while Pochettino defended Harry Kane, whose form has been criticised in a start to the season when the World Cup Golden Boot victor has seemed to lack sharpness.

"He is going to do another scan to see how is the evolution of his injury", Pochettino told Sky Sports.

"Hopefully, it will be OK and he will be available again soon, like Dele".

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