Danny Rose is racing to be fit in time for the clash against Real Madrid according to an article in The Sun.
He has been stepping up his recovery from a knee injury which has kept him out since the turn of the year and could be just a fortnight away from a return.
It means he will be in the contention to face Cristiano Ronaldo and co at the Bernabeu on October 17.
Rose, 27, has not played since picking up the bad injury in January against Sunderland.
Since Danny got injured , Pochettino has used Ben Davies at left-back, and the Welshman has excelled and Rose, when fit, will find the former Swansea man difficult to dislodge.
Earlier in the season , Pochettino spoke about Rose’s injury saying “Of course I suffer because he is our player like Lamela and different players. You always want them fit and healthy and ready to compete available for selection.
“After the long term like him, I think it is difficult for him because players love to play football and be fit and healthy.
“He is suffering a lot – for eight or nine months – since January. It is a very difficult situation.
“We all try – the staff and everyone – to help him to keep pushing and try to be motivated as possible to be fit again and be available to help the team.
“I think they are doing well but still we have to wait and we cannot give a date when they can return to the group and start training.”
So encouraging news on Danny and Erik. Their returns will be timely ahead of a very busy schedule. Davies would be very unlucky to lose his place as he has done very well and is arguably now first choice. Rose may find his perceived lack of a decent salary may not be his only problem when he’s back to full fitness.
So we ask, has Davies done enough to cement his place in the side? or should Rose retain his place once fully fit?. It’s certainly an interesting dilemma for Poch to have.
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