Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Pochettino: Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction

Pochettino: Lloris still Spurs captain despite drink drive conviction

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris been fined £50,000 at Westminster Magistrates Court and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving.

His £115,000 Porsche was seen veering across the road, nearly hitting parked cars, and running a red light when it was stopped by police.

Lloris has made 256 appearances with Tottenham since joining from the French club Lyon in 2012.

Meanwhile, Dele Alli picked up a hamstring injury playing for England against Spurs, meaning the duo will miss this weekend's high profile tie.

"He is a man and he is very conscious about what happened, and of course you can not remove it, but he has the capacity to move on, learn and be focused on playing football", said Pochettino. "Of course, he doesn't feel great". He said he was guilty of this situation and it's irresponsible. He made a mistake & has suffered the punishment of society.

"Of course he's punishing himself".

"I think we are always confident that we can beat any team but of course the game on Saturday will be completely different (to last year), a different season", Pochettino, whose side have nine points from four games, said. It is a massive lesson for everyone.

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"Drink-driving is completely unacceptable, I take full responsibility for my actions and it is not the example I wish to set".

"Like a man that he is, he's going to pay and accept everything".

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my team-mates, the manager and all of the supporters". He's the first, he told me, "Gaffer it's a massive lesson for me. It's not a moment to take risks now". Then we're all men and women and we can all make mistakes. "Now, because he is clever, he learns and he is going to move on".

For Pochettino, it is the latest in a series of complications at the beginning of this campaign.

The Spurs captain has been with the club since 2012.

A report emerged on Thursday suggesting Tottenham may not move in to their new stadium until March due to an issue with the ground's sprinkler system.

"I am disappointed", Pochettino added.

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