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Silvia Morton
September 14, 2018

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino has backed Hugo Lloris to accept the consequences for his drink driving offence by taking it on the chin like a man.

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".

"He is the first to regret about everything and all that happened is not good, he doesn't feel great", he added. He said he was guilty of this situation. "I think he's fit, I have not read or heard what's going on around him, the most important thing for me is that we trust him". We can all make a mistake.

"He's punishing himself. But of course we're not God, that we can judge people". Then [we must accept] we are men and women and of course we can... The staff, the club, the fans, us, and he said "Any decision that you take gaffer, or the club, I think is fair".

Asked if he will stay as captain, Poch replied: "Of course".

The 31-year-old will now miss several weeks with a thigh injury, but Pochettino does not anticipate that the ordeal will affect his goalkeeper's displays when he returns to the line-up.

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Tottenham lost 2-1 at Watford last time out and will be eager to bounce back against Liverpool . He added: "Lloris will have another scan to see the evolution of his injury".

Pochettino, though, says he knows Kane better than anyone. "Now, because he is clever, he learns and he is going to move on".

He veered his auto "towards parked vehicles" before correcting himself and went through a red light, prosecutor Henry Fitch said.

"Only we need to try, that he understands, and how he understands that it was a mistake".

England coach Gareth Southgate had said he expected him to have recovered by the time Spurs took on Liverpool, but Pochettino has confirmed that is not the case.

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. I told him today where is my present Sonny?

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