Pochettino: Lloris would have accepted Spurs demotion after drink drive conviction


Lloris was on Monday fined £50,000 (US$65,000) and handed a 20-month driving ban for drink-driving.

Lloris' injury seems to be the worse of the two as he's expected to be out several weeks.

Hugo Lloris will retain the Tottenham Hotspur captaincy despite being found guilty of drink-driving in a London court this week, Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed.

When officers stopped the vehicle, they found vomit and said Lloris had to be helped from the auto.

"In the past or in the future, I don't know how many managers are going to allow him to help the club and help the players and take a risk that affects the present". "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive".

"He [Alli] suffered a small injury after 20 minutes of the game against Spain at Wembley", Pochettino said.

"The most important thing is everyone can make a mistake and he is suffering a punishment that society translates to him".

"Of course we had a conversation and he explained all that happened", said Pochettino. He's the first that told me: "'Gaffer, it's a massive mistake, and I need to pay like a man'". "Of course I am learning a lot", he said.

And Pochettino is under no illusions over how tough the match will be for his Tottenham side.

By 2am, he was "completely drunk", said Mr Sonn, who added that, when a taxi cancelled on him, he made the "unwise decision" to drive home.

"We are disappointed because we are going to miss him for this game and maybe against Inter in the Champions League".

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.