Tottenham ace Rose explains Pochettino relationship after controversial summer interview
By Danny Wright
Danny Rose has insisted that there was no break down in the relationship between him and Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino after his controversial interview in the summer.
Rose, 27, launched an assault on Spurs’ transfer policy and wage structure in August after becoming disillusioned with the North London club’s lack of activity in the transfer window.
The England international had been out of action for a long time with a serious knee injury that has only recently seen him return to the first-team.
Rose had been out for nine months after suffering a knee ligament injury in January before he took to the pitch in the Champions League draw against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu last month.
Now, Rose has moved to show that he and Pochettino are getting along just fine in the wake of his summer outburst that threatened to derail his Tottenham career, hailing the Argentine boss for how he has helped him recover from long-term injury.
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“Me and the gaffer are fine, we speak most days,” Rose said, as quoted by Sky Sports.
“The last three years, the lads will tell you I am the one in his office the most, speaking to him and going through videos and sharing text messages, even going round his house.
“Me and the manager are fine. He has been great at integrating me back into the team and getting me some minutes.
“I thought him putting me on against Real Madrid, even though it was only for 10 minutes, was a class act on his part, making me feel part of it again, even though he didn’t need to bring me on.”
Tottenham ace Rose has made three appearances this season since returning to first-team action, completing 90 minutes in his most recent game against Crystal Palace at the weekend.
Ben Davies has done a top job deputising for the former Leeds United academy full-back but it seems that Pochettino still has his eye on making Rose his No 1 choice in the role.
In other Tottenham news, Pochettino has admitted it was a “massive risk” playing this injured player in one of their recent games.