Pochettino reveals that Rose and another first team star struggle with abuse and racism

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It has been a difficult month for Tottenham’s Danny Rose, as actions off the pitch have hampered his enjoyment of the beautiful game.

After being called up to the England squad for the most recent internationals, Rose played in the EURO 2020 qualifier away game against Montenegro.

Unfortunately, despite England romping to victory, the night was soured by the actions of a select few home fans.

The fans in question targeted the likes of Rose, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Raheem Sterling with racist chanting, something that is unbelievably still in the game in 2019.

This prompted Rose to give an interview this week stating that he could not wait for retirement and to put his footballing career behind him, which is a sad statement to hear for all involved with the game.

Pochettino was asked today whether he had spoken to Rose since his comments, and the manager revealed they are fighting it together, but other players are also affected.

He said (Football London): “It’s a very delicate situation, it’s not easy, it’s very personal how you manage your emotion. We’re here trying to help him and everyone that can feel that emotion of being abused. It’s a thing that we are of course fighting all together to try to stop. Like Sonny said, he feels the same here because he came from a different country and of course it’s a thing in our society that we need to fight and be against all together to stop that happening again.”

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