Rose: I forced injured Tottenham attacker to have three stitches
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham defender Danny Rose has recalled an incident last season when he forced team-mate Erik Lamela to have three stitches in his head.
Lamela, 25, is currently sidelined through injury for Spurs with a hip injury and has not featured since 25 October.
The Argentinian will be a big boost to Mauricio Pochettino’s side when he makes his comeback as is blessed with great technical ability, something Rose learned the hard way in training.
Rose has explained that he once got angry with Lamela in a training session and his retaliation caused the latter to require stitches in his head.
“I’ve not been nutmegged with a flip-flap, but Erik Lamela did a similar one in training last season and I wasn’t happy,” Rose told Soccer A.M on Sky Sports One. “I got angry, and I chased him around the training round.
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“He ended up having to have three stitches in the back of his head it was by accident though.”
Rose is renowned for his hard work and hard tackling display at left-back, something that has made him an ever-present in the Spurs starting XI.
He has developed immensely under the management of Pochettinio, but clearly still has a fighting edge to his game.
Rose is expected to be involved on Sunday afternoon when Spurs face Everton in the Premier at White Hart Lane.
The north London club are currently second in the league table and will be looking to strengthen their grip on a Champions League spot.
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