Spurs duo Lloris, Alli to miss Liverpool, Inter clashes

Newcastle United's English defender Jamaal Lascelles has a header saved by Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the English Premier League football match

Newcastle United's English defender Jamaal Lascelles has a header saved by Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during the English Premier League football match

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris been fined £50,000 at Westminster Magistrates Court and banned from driving for 20 months after admitting drink driving.

After initially being charged at the end of August, Pochettino stood by his goalkeeper and allowed him to wear the captain's armband in the 3-0 victory over Manchester United at Old Trafford.

Tottenham have been dealt a major double injury blow after confirming that Dele Alli and Hugo Lloris will miss Saturday's visit of Liverpool to Wembley.

"He's punishing himself. He feels so sorry and so bad because he knows that he made a big mistake". "He made a first mistake - he chose to drive".

Asked if the World Cup victor would remain as captain, Pochettino said: "Of course". It's a massive lesson to everyone'.

"In this situation he has spent a period where he was fighting with this situation, and now I think he's accepting that and he's going to move on and play his best, of course".

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

"I am disappointed", Pochettino added.

Meanwhile, midfielder Moussa Sissoko is expected to return to training next week after a hamstring injury.

Tottenham have taken nine points from their first four games of the season, while Saturday's opponents Liverpool are yet to drop a point in the league.

"Different clubs didn't allow him to go and play in this tournament", Pochettino said, before joking: "Who took the risk? I did. Rather than congratulate him, people need to thank me".

Asked then about stripping him of the role, he said: "I never considered that". He has trained so hard and I am so happy with his evolution.

"He's a little but unlucky", Pochettino told Sky Sports News.

"Hopefully everything is going well and he can be back as soon as possible, like Dele".