Mauricio Pochettino has said Tottenham will “support” Hugo Lloris after the Tottenham captain’s drink-driving charge but “cannot justify” his behaviour.
Lloris was charged for drink-driving earlier this week after being stopped by police in West London, according to BBC Sport.
Ahead of Spurs’ trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United on Monday evening, there were suggestions Pochettino might drop Lloris.
But the Frenchman retained both his place in the team and the Tottenham captaincy for the game, keeping a clean sheet as the visitors won 3-0 thanks to Harry Kane’s header and a Lucas Moura brace.
After the game, Pochettino was asked about his stance on Lloris. According to NBC Sports’ Joe Prince-Wright, the Spurs boss said: “I think it is a massive lesson for everyone.
“He is punishing himself. He feels so sorry and so bad. He knows he made a big mistake. In the same way I think it is out of character. We are going to support him but knowing that we cannot justify.”
Lloris was called into a action a couple of times at Old Trafford, making a fine save from Romelu Lukaku straight after Kane had given Tottenham the lead.
Meanwhile, one of Lloris’ international teammates reportedly sealed a move away from Spurs during Monday’s match – find out more here.