Pochettino blow as injury-prone Tottenham player struggles with new injury - report
By Will Butcher
Tottenham left-back Danny Rose is a doubt for England’s upcoming matches against Scotland and Spain, according to a report.
The Sun claimed the 26-year-old star is currently nursing an injury, but is yet to be sent home by interim England boss Gareth Southgate.
However, Rose’s current state is considered enough of a concern to draft in West Ham star Aaron Cresswell as a precaution.
The latest in a series of injuries sustained by Rose will be considered a blow by Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has installed the Leeds academy product as the first choice left-back at White Hart Lane.
Rose featured for the entire 90 minutes in Spurs’ north London derby on Saturday, as his side secured a 1-1 draw against their arch enemies Arsenal with the defender deployed as a left wing-back.
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The Tottenham star is now a doubt for Saturday’s Group F clash against Scotland, as Southgate looks to secure three points against home nation rivals Scotland in the qualifying phase of the 2018 World Cup.
Cresswell, also 26, could be given his first England cap if Rose is unable to feature, with a friendly against Spain four days later on November 15.
Southampton star Ryan Bertrand is also in the squad, and will be looking to rival both Rose and Cresswell to earn game time under Southgate.
Rose has been in impressive form this season despite missing seven games after picking up a hamstring injury early in September.
In his eight league and cup appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, Rose has helped keep four clean sheets and has even found the net against Liverpool back in August.
In other Tottenham news, this midfield ace has skipped training with his national side.