There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Mauricio Pochettino and Danny Rose after what happened in the Champions League clash versus APOEL.
Spurs had already topped the group, beating heavyweights like Dortmund and Real Madrid. Goals from Fernando Llorente, Son Heung-Min and George N’Koudou on the night squared off a memorable group stage outing for the Londoners.
Rose was, however, substituted during the encounter, after he got a cut on the face. The Englishman was back after a lengthy lay-off due to injury, and has been finding it difficult to replace Ben Davies at left-back.
There were words exchanged by the manager and the player at the touchline following the substitution, after which Rose stormed off into the tunnel. Twitter went wild about it.
Well well well … Twitter experts told me that Danny Rose going down the tunnel was him throwing his toys out the pram.
Seems he went to get stitched up.
Well done 'experts'
— Richard Cracknell (@MrCracknell) December 6, 2017
There have been transfer rumours surrounding Rose, who has been heavily linked with a move to the Red Devils as early as the January transfer window.
However, the Spurs manager clarified that the substitution was only in the light of the cuts that Rose had endured. The Argentine boss also emphasised that he could not take any risks with him, and that the defender had gone into the tunnel since he needed stitches.
Footage emerged at full-time where Rose and Pochettino were spotted together, which put to bed all speculations of any possible fallout.
— Last Word On Spurs🎙 (@LastWordOnSpurs) December 6, 2017
The Spurs boss has to be cautious in using his resources wisely, since his side now sits 6th in the league table, after having dropped points in their last four games.
Rose has only started two Premier League fixtures so far, and will look to hold on to his place when they host Stoke City on Saturday.
Written by Sourish Saha
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