Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Pochettino: public should not judge Lloris for drink-driving

Pochettino: public should not judge Lloris for drink-driving

Dele Alli will also miss out with a hamstring injury he sustained playing for England last week.

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.

It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too.

Spurs will have Heung-min Son available after his lengthy stint on global duty with South Korea. He had not been allowed to play in the tournament by his old club Bayer Leverkusen four years ago.

Pochettino, though, says he knows Kane better than anyone. "Then [I want] to congratulate the club because the club has protected a big asset".

"It's not that I want to justify him, it's only because the period during the season always change". We can all make mistakes. "I made a mistake and now I need to pay".


Harry Winks is closing in on a first start since February, having been sidelined by an ankle injury last season and undergone surgery in the summer.

"I'm not disappointed with him", he said. The club have already fined the Frenchman two weeks wages, estimated to be worth £300,000. He has trained so hard and I am so happy with his evolution. He needs to adapt and understand and accept that he needs to play with this little bit of pain. "Now, because he is clever, he learns and he is going to move on".

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed today that Hugo Lloris will retain his position as club captain despite the France international's recent conviction for drink driving.

Manager Pochettino said: 'I think of course he is the first to regret about everything. "Of course, he doesn't feel great".

"He said that he was guilty and that he was responsible". We can all make a mistake.

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