Rose urges Spurs board to back Pochettino


Speaking to The Telegraph Danny Rose has urged the clubs hierarchy to support manager Mauricio Pochettino as he pushes for the resources to challenge at the top of the Premier League next season.

Rose had that infamous interview with The Sun last summer in which he ranted about club, wanting them to sign recognised names and “not players you have to Google”, and that he wanted to win trophies before he finished his career, adding that he would move back to play for a northern club before he retired from the game.

The article adds that Rose,who will be named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad , has been injured this season and lost his place to Ben Davies, playing just ten Premier League games.

The article adds that Rose was asked about comments made by Pochettino that Spurs need to “be brave and take risks” in fortifying their squad this summer, Rose said that he hoped Daniel Levy, the chairman, would work with his manager to ensure the club were stronger after their third-place finish.

Ironically a lot of what Pochettino said on Sunday echoed the interview that Rose gave last August in which he said that Spurs had to make signings in order to compete with the two Manchester clubs. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will be aware that with the move back to the club’s new stadium, he is under pressure to keep Pochettino in whom there is significant interest from other top clubs.

Speaking to to The Telegraph Rose said he had “learned his lesson” of speaking out last time when he was obliged to apologise. “It is good that the manager has come out and said that. I hope the manager, his coaching staff, the recruitment staff and the chairman can all come together and give the manager what he wants. I am fully behind whatever happens in the off-season, I hope we get some good recruits to help us push on and as the manager said the next step is to try and hopefully win something this year.

Rose added: “I saw a question the other day ‘have Spurs over-achieved?’ and that is something that I have thought about a lot of times – have we over-achieved? Is it because other teams aren’t doing as well? I think you could ask that after one season but when we have done three years on the bounce in the Champions League, we deserve exactly what we have got. We haven’t over-achieved, nobody has seen how hard we have worked. To play 38 games away from home is an amazing achievement and I hope now we can push on now and nick something next year.”

The article goes on to say that Rose was asked whether he regretted the interview last year he said: “It happened 10 months ago, there is no point talking about it now. I regret nothing, I didn’t tell any lies, there is no point talking about it. I like to think everyone has moved on, I am here and I am looking forward to coming back to pre-season and hopefully me and Ben [Davies] can start fresh and fight for the No 1 position.”

Rose said that it had been a difficult season but it adds that he also rejected the notion that he was injury-prone as “nonsense”.

He said: “I got injured last season, I tried everything for three months to avoid an operation. I had about 50 tablets and 20 injections, it didn’t work and I needed an operation. I came back in October, I was fit until December, I was injured in a tackle. I was out for a month and then I had a muscle injury in March, my first muscle injury in two years so I have had two injuries this season and people seem to think I have had a lot of injuries. It’s a load of nonsense.”

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  1. It’s good that Danny Rose is so combative, positive and forward-looking. It’s been good to see him back and playing this past season, starting with those last 10-15 minutes against Real Madrid in Spain when surprisingly the long-out-with-injury Danny came on and played in a very particular position that reinforced Spurs and ‘threw’ the opposition. That we have had Ben Davies in that position too, has been heartening.


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