By Richard Parks
Tim Sherwood has revealed on Sky Sports that he has “no idea” why Danny Rose is not a regular in Tottenham’s team.
The former Spurs manager hailed the left-back as an “exceptional” player who is a major asset to Spurs.
But Rose has struggled to win back his place at Tottenham since returning in October after a nine-month lay-off following knee surgery.
Asked on Sky Sports’ main event channel in the build-up to their live coverage of Sunday’s clash against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium why Rose was not playing regularly, Sherwood replied, “No idea. Ben Davies has done well but Danny is an exceptional player and Mauricio is the sort of manager that if Danny does well, then he will stick by him.
“He just needs to get into a rhythm of playing regularly.”
Rose was recalled for the clash at Bournemouth – his first Premier League start since Boxing Day – as Pochettino made three changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Juventus in the Champions League in midweek.
Football Insider verdict:
Anyone who has seen Rose splutter through his 12 appearances this season would question the claim that he is “exceptional”. Indeed, it is more than a year since the left-back has been playing at a level that demands inclusion in the starting XI. Sure, Rose is capable of performing at a higher level than Davies at left-back, but he needs to deliver the goods if he is force Pochettino to make him the first-choice player in that position.
In other Tottenham news, Mauricio Pochettino has been at the centre of a huge Spurs dressing room bust-up.