The 31-year-old, who has made more than 200 league appearances for his club since signing in 2012, was stopped when officers saw his auto being driven at 15mph in a 30mph zone in Gloucester Place, central London, in the early hours of August 24.
Hugo Lloris will remain Tottenham captain, despite being sentenced for drink-driving this week. "He told me "boss it's a massive lesson for me, I made a mistake and need to pay" and now he's accepted (it) like a man that he is".
"He is a man and he is very conscious about what happened, and of course you can not remove it, but he has the capacity to move on, learn and be focused on playing football", said Pochettino.
'Of course he doesn't feel great. Tottenham will also be without Dele Alli after he picked up a hamstring injury on worldwide duty. He made a mistake and is suffering, and is punishing himself. That is important. And of course now it is a massive lesson for him, a life lesson.
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Pochettino was unsurprised by any of the details that emerged on Wednesday, having spoken to the player soon after last month's arrest.
Joshua Harris, director of campaigns for British road safety charity Brake, said it was disappointing to see a role model such as Lloris admitting to breaking the law by drink driving.
It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too.
The Spurs captain has been with the club since 2012. "He knows only too well that it shouldn't happen, but it happened and it's not going to change what I think about him and the Hugo Lloris that I've always known", said Deschamps.