Pochettino delivers ominous update after Tottenham star's confirmed blow
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has delivered the ominous update that he does not know why Danny Rose was forced out of the club’s clash against Swansea on Tuesday.
Spurs saw off the Premier League’s basement club thanks to goals from Fernando Llorente, the Spaniard netting against his former side for his first top flight goal for the Lilywhites, and Dele Alli, with Pochettino making several enforced changes to his starting XI.
Harry Kane missed out through illness, although he made a second half appearance to set up Alli’s goal, while Mousa Dembele and Rose both completely absent for the match day squad, the club confirming that the duo had picked up injury blows prior to the clash, the midfielder with a hip issue and the England international with a knee problem.
Speaking after the game, the Argentine manager revealed that he was feeling worried about the 27-year-old’s absence, having seen the left back ruled out for over eight months with another knee issue suffered at the start of last year, but that he did not know the specific issue.
Confirming that he was to undergo tests after being completely ruled out of training, Pochettino told football.london: “After the game against Southampton it was impossible to train and now we are going to assess him.
“We cannot manage because I am not a specialist. I am not a doctor.
“Always you are worried because you want the players available and fit to play, so you can make your decision.
“My feeling, my perception is it would be difficult to play in 48 hours (against West Ham).”
Since returning from his long term layoff, Rose has made nine appearances for the club, all coming among the starting XI.
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