‘From day one’ – Danny Rose opens up on relationship with Mourinho

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Danny Rose has opened up on the argument he had with Jose Mourinho in Amazon Prime’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary, admitting that he felt harshly treated by the former Spurs boss.

Rose’s heated exchange with Mourinho was one of the most eye-catching moments of the documentary, as the left-back questioned why he was not being handed opportunities.

The England international was not happy with the Portuguese coach’s response and proceeded to storm out of the meeting.

The 30-year-old subsequently found himself being frozen out of the first team for the entirety of last season.

Rose, who has since signed for Watford after his contract with Tottenham ran out in May, has now spoken to his teammate Ben Foster about the incident, as well as his last couple of years at Spurs.

He said on Foster’s YouTube channel: “People who are in football will understand that’s a normal conversation you have with a manager on a day-to-day basis when you aren’t playing.

“To the outside world, with the feedback I got, it looked like I shouldn’t be speaking like that.

“But for every player not playing, if you are not having these conversations with your manager then you don’t have the motivation to play. That’s just how it was. I felt I was harshly treated.

“So, from day one in pre-season, I had a meeting with Mourinho and Daniel Levy. They said ‘I wasn’t needed anymore’. I said ‘I respect your decision’. And I try to make the best of a very bad situation.”

Rose also discussed other topics in the interview including life under Mauricio Pochettino and who the most skilful player at Spurs was.

Watch the full interview below:

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It is a shame that Rose’s time at the club ended in the manner that it did as the left-back deserved a great send off from the fans after the service he gave the club.

However, Danny could have certainly handled himself better in that exchange with Mourinho. He seemed to walk in with a chip on his shoulder and he came out of it looking much looking worse than the former Spurs boss.

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  1. Danny Rose was a fantastic servant to the club and in no way deserved to be treated in such an atrocious manner. With Kyle Walker on the opposite flank, Spurs (and the England team) had a fabulous pair of full backs. The memories will never die.
    I wish Danny all the very best. Good luck with your Watford career mate.


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