By Dominic Toner
Danny Rose has been named on the bench on Wednesday night – and the Tottenham supporters were not pleased with the decision.
Mauricio Pochettino has preferred Ben Davies at left-back as Rose is rested ahead of Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Arsenal.
Spurs have also recalled Moussa Sissoko to the side and Vincent Janssen has been named on the bench.
Spurs face a home match against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League group stages and will be looking to better the 0-0 draw from the reverse fixture in Germany.
The north London are currently involved in a fascinating group alongside Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow, with the four teams separated by just three points.
They are currently second and still have two of their three games left to play at home against Leverkusen and CSKA, with Spurs using the national stadium Wembley this season.
Spurs fans were displeased with the decision to rest Rose and feel the England international should have played.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Gary Thrower (@EFT2008) November 2, 2016
Why on earth is Danny Rose not playing?
— Alex from Bristol (@alexfrombristol) November 2, 2016
#thfc Would have gone full-strength tonight (Rose). The NLD's obviously big bt theres a lot more time to recover from a defeat in PL than CL
— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceSpurs) November 2, 2016
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) November 2, 2016
— Adhithya (@adhithya35) November 2, 2016
No Danny Rose?! You sure Poch ?
— Adam (@7AJR7) November 2, 2016
You can't be missing Kane and Toby and then rest someone like Danny Rose. That's basically our 3 best players not playing for us. No need
— WHLParkLane (@Craig_Spur) November 2, 2016
No Danny Rose. No Janssen. Sissoko starts. Odd. #COYS
— TottenhamBlog (@tottenhamblog) November 2, 2016
Rose, 26, has become a crucial part of the Spurs defence and is the club’s first-choice left-back.
The defender has now made 130 appearances for the north London club since he moved to White Hart Lane in 2007 from Leeds.
He also has 10 international caps and is competing with Ryan Bertrand for a starting position.
In other Tottenham team news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Vincent Janssen’s axe against Leverkusen.