Former defender Danny Mills has suggested that Mauricio Pochettino (Football Insider) ‘has to be careful’ not to ostracise Danny Rose in case he remains at the club.
Rose was left out of the pre-season squad for the tour of the Far East after being given permission to remain in the UK to discuss a possible exit from North London (Spurs official).
The England international was back in the first team for the 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the Audi Cup yesterday evening which could potentially mean that his future could remain at Spurs.
Mills told Football Insider: “It’s a very strange one, isn’t it? Danny Rose has been quite vocal about (how he’s) maybe fallen out of love with football a little bit.
“You do get this delicate balance that you do not want to ostracise players that you might need if they do not leave. As much as you want to be strong as a club and as a manager, you have to be a little bit careful.
“You cannot just be like: ‘Right, let’s get rid of Danny Rose, done and dusted.’ You have to keep him around, keep him involved, keep him happy just in case he doesn’t leave because there is every chance you may well need him and if injury or something happened, he would be absolutely vital to the side.”
Rose has been at the club for 12 years and has been a fan favourite ever since he scored that wonder goal against Arsenal on his Premier League debut back in 2010 and his departure would upset many fans.
Rose had a tough 2017/18 campaign after struggling with injury and depression and he has admitted that he has lost some of his love for the game (Independent). Despite this, he put in some great performances towards the end of the campaign and appeared to be back to his best.
Spurs Web Opinion
While he has been frank about his struggles over the past few years, Danny Rose is still one of the top full-backs in the league on his day and Spurs would be mad to sell him.
Ifan injury crisis hits Spurs, a player with Rose’s experience and ability could make all the difference in the world. Selling Rose would leave only Ben Davies as an experienced first-team left-back which would be a risky decision.
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