Despite training at the club’s base on Saturday morning and vowing that he’s fully recovered, Mauricio Pochettino did not include Danny Rose in the squad for Saturday’s North London derby defeat.
The Argentine tactician was evidently sceptical about the fitness of the English international, and accordingly ruled out any chances of risking the player’s health. However, the 27-year-old is seemingly unhappy about the decision, as he proclaimed that he was 100 percent fit.
Disturbed by the incident, the Tottenham gaffer dropped claims of a bust-up by indicating that the talented defender needed to operate on his fitness, as he has just returned after a ten-month injury absence.
The player was made to train at Tottenham’s Enfield HQ on Saturday morning rather than being involved with the match-day squad, according to The Sun.
Rose has been desperately craving for match time in view of the fact that he wishes to get a spot in the England squad for next summer’s World Cup.
Posterior to Saturday’s humiliating defeat against their arch-rivals, the tactician said: “If we had won 2-0, nobody would ever have asked me about Danny Rose.
“Remember, we played without Danny for ten months, so we need to build up his fitness and for this game, we decided it would be better for him to train rather than be on the bench. I am an honest person and I am not happy about this. It’s not good a situation is made when it is not an issue.”
Regardless, the defender has been attracting a lot of clubs lately, and Man United seem to be one of those who are keen to acquire the services of the talented Englishman. The Red Devils are hoping to engage Luke Shaw in a swap deal to facilitate the transfer.
Moreover, Rose had reportedly portrayed his interest in a move back up north in the past. Ergo, a move away from Spurs could be expected sooner or later.
Written by Hritwik NE
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