Tottenham boss Pochettino responds to Rose's entitled comments


Tottenham boss Pochettino responds to Rose's entitled comments

Rose also suggested he does not earn his full worth under Tottenham's wage structure and questioned the depth of quality in Pochettino's squad - remarks he apologised for on Friday.

But Pochettino was at pains to stress that the matter was not resolved, with Rose's inflammatory comments not indicative of a wider problem within the dressing room. Nothing has changed over my perception of him.

Now, I appreciate Danny issued an official apology following his rant about THFC.

The north London club are the only club in England's top four divisions who are yet to make a signing in the summer transfer window.

Pochettino is happy to draw a line under the controversy but pointed to the achievements of Rose' England colleagues Eric Dier and Dele Alli to underline the folly of the full-back's stance. "The type of player we want to add is very specific and it has been hard to make it happen early on in the transfer window, but we are so calm".

Faced with containing one of the Premier League's lethal goalscorers, summer signing Florian Lejeune will be tasked with closing down space in the Newcastle half and clearing out unsafe opportunities.

"I don't understand why now it's a big issue when before it wasn't".

One consolation for Pochettino is Newcastle have problems of their own as speculation swirls around the future of manager Rafael Benitez, who is clearly disenchanted by the club's failure to back him in the transfer market.

However, unlike many of their competitors, Spurs do not have the financial clout to spend hundreds of millions on players to build on their first-team squad ahead of next season.

Having said that, they beat Juventus 2-0 in their final pre-season friendly of the summer at Wembley, dispelling the idea that the size of the pitch has any bearing on their ability to play their game.

When asked about Levy's comments, Pochettino said: "My knowledge of business is very low, and of course I respect his opinion". Former Crystal Palace man Dwight Gayle is available despite a recent hamstring injury, but American DeAndre Yedlin is sidelined. We need competition in each position. "You have to be sure that you have enough quality to keep the level".