But Lloris's dream turned into a nightmare when his Porsche was pulled over for a routine stop in central London at 2:20am on August 24.
In sentencing Lloris, magistrate Amanda Barron told the footballer: 'Not only were you putting your own life at risk but also that of your passenger.
"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".
His teammate, Dele Alli, has also been ruled out of the Liverpool game after picking up a hamstring injury while on worldwide duty with England.
"He is the first to regret about everything and all that happened is not good".
"The most important thing is everyone can make a mistake and he is suffering a punishment that society translates to him". "And of course now it is a massive lesson..."
While midfielder Alli remains sidelined by the hamstring problem he picked up in England's defeat to Spain, goalkeeper Lloris is out for several weeks with the thigh injury he sustained in Spurs' 3-0 win over Manchester United.
Pochettino was pleased a gamble in allowing a key player to miss a month of the season has been rewarded. Drink driving is completely unacceptable.
'He already knew in the moment that it was a big mistake. "That is a massive lesson for everyone, he was the first to tell me he made a mistake".
He had not been allowed to play in the tournament by his old club Bayer Leverkusen four years ago.
It seems likely both Spurs' captain and Alli will miss Tuesday's Champions League Group B match at Inter Milan too.