Tottenham boss Pochettino: Big life lesson for Lloris

Pochettino confirms Lloris will remain Spurs captain after drink-drive sentence

Hugo Lloris to remain as Tottenham Hotspur captain, says Mauricio Pochettino

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving, British media reported yesterday.

But Lloris's dream turned into a nightmare when his Porsche was pulled over for a routine stop in central London at 2:20am on August 24. A breathalyser test on the scene found Lloris to have been over twice the drink drive limit.

Asked whether Lloris, who was found to be twice the legal limit and had a passenger in the vehicle, would remain captain, Pochettino said: "Of course".

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that he is set to be without captain Hugo Lloris and playmaker Dele Alli for this weekends clash against Liverpool. The club have already fined the Frenchman two weeks wages, estimated to be worth £300,000.

On his part, Alli suffered a hamstring injury while on global dut with England.

"Different clubs didn't allow him to go and play in this tournament", Pochettino said, before joking: "Who took the risk?" He doesn't feel great. "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive".

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"Of course he's punishing himself". Only we need to try (to ensure) that he understands that it was a mistake.

"It's a massive lesson for everyone".

Asked then about stripping him of the role, he said: "I never considered that".

"He's the first [to accept it was a mistake], he told me, "Gaffer, it's a massive lesson for me".

"I wish to apologise wholeheartedly to my family, the club, my teammates, the manager and all of the supporters", Lloris had earlier said in a statement. He's a man. But I think the most important thing is everyone can make a mistake. 'He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake.

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