Search

Mauricio Pochettino adamant there is no issue with Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose

PUBLISHED: 16:30 20 November 2017

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose during their Premier League match at Wembley Stadium against Crystal Palace(pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

Tottenham Hotspur's Danny Rose during their Premier League match at Wembley Stadium against Crystal Palace(pic: Nigel French/PA Images).

PA Wire/PA Images

England international was not part of the match day squad at the Emirates, but has travelled with team to Borussia Dortmund

Mauricio Pochettino insists he has no issue with Danny Rose despite him leaving the defender out of Tottenham Hotspur’s squad for the north London derby with Arsenal.

Rose was not even named on the bench for the 2-0 defeat on Saturday, with the Spurs boss explaining the full-back still needs to regain fitness after nine months out through injury.

But, since making his comeback off the bench against Real Madrid last month, Rose had been in the squad for all five of Tottenham’s previous matches, twice starting and three as a substitute.

He also then started for England against Germany over the international break before coming on late against Brazil.

Rose has said all is forgotten following his comments in August suggesting he could leave Spurs and Pochettino was adamant this latest absence was for fitness reasons only.

“I think you are trying to find some issue that is not an issue,” Pochettino said. “We analysed the player and we said to the player that we believed it was better to play another player, and Rose needs to wait.

“Like different players that are out, like (Georges-Kevin) NKoudou who was out of the squad today. It’s not the same if you are training and trying to get fit. One thing is you can play and another thing is to be fully fit to play and to cope with 90 minutes.

“For us, rather than being on the bench, it was the decision to make him train at the training ground, like (Erik) Lamela was playing with the under-23s, to try to get fit.

“It’s not another reason. It’s only that he needs to build, and then wait for his opportunity. We believe that he can play.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Hackney Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Hackney Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Hackney Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Hackney Stories

With the travel chaos caused through snowstorms and artic-like conditions read how one intrepid Arsenal fan – Danny Coyle, aka Grampian Gooner – made it from Scotland to the south coast for the game at Southampton on Sunday.

Yesterday, 14:45

Arsene Wenger lamented another sluggish start that led to Arsenal dropping points for a second week in succession following a 1-1 draw at Southampton.

Yesterday, 14:14

Olivier Giroud climbed off the bench to rescue a point for Arsenal at Southampton.

Yesterday, 13:06

Weather warnings have been issued across London following heavy snowfall overnight and this morning.

Tottenham Hotspur returned to form in the Premier League, but the Potters are in a worrying slump after this latest heavy defeat

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur 5 Stoke City 1

Saturday, December 9, 2017

The O’s put four past Sutton United and delivered an impressive performance at E10 to leave their new head coach a very happy man

Saturday, December 9, 2017

National League: Leyton Orient 4 Sutton United 1



Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists