‘These conversations happen’ – Andros Townsend leaps to out-of-favour Spurs star’s defence

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Former Tottenham winger, Andros Townsend has defended Danny Rose and insisted that the kind of heated conversation he was seen having with Jose Mourinho during the Amazon documentary, goes on quite regularly within professional football.

Rose’s exchange with Mourinho was one of the most talked-about scenes in the nine-episode series which was released in early September.

In the scene, the left-back is seen confronting the Tottenham boss on why he is not getting regular first team football.

Some fans did not like the attitude with which the England international confronted the Portuguese coach and felt that he came across as arrogant.

It looks like Rose might have suffered as a result of the incident as he failed to secure a move away from the club during the transfer window and now seems to be frozen out of the first-team picture in North London.

However, Rose’s former Spurs teammate, Townsend insisted that the experienced defender is not the type of player who creates problems and suggested that incidents like the one in the documentary are fairly common.

Listen to what the Crystal Palace winger told talkSPORT:

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That scene from the documentary certainly did not do any favours to the way Rose is perceived but I am not sure that is the reason clubs did not show interest in him during the transfer window. I believe that is likely to do with the wages the 30-year-old is on and his unwillingness to take a cut. He is also a shadow of the player he was three years ago.

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