Tottenham 'won't deal with Chelsea over Danny Rose'


Tottenham 'won't deal with Chelsea over Danny Rose'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte sought him out to explain negative media comments he made about Spurs during the summer.

The Lilywhites are scheduled to take on last year's champions Chelsea in their first home game of the season at Wembley on Sunday.

Conte takes his reigning Premier League champions to face Spurs at Wembley on Sunday as Pochettino's side look to start their season away from White Hart Lane with a London derby victory. I don't see any problems about the future. "We are the problem if we don't win like last season", said the Argentinian, whose side finished second behind Chelsea last season.

"Wembley is not the problem, we are the problem if we don't win".

Not to flog a dead horse, but the gaffer reiterated the club's intentions to sign more players before the September 1 transfer deadline.

"Last season I used young players. Now it's not an excuse". However, they will be desperate to get off to a winning start at Wembley.

"Last week, we had an opportunity to talk a little bit and he was very clear with me", Pochettino said.

"Before, it was hard to think of playing at White Hart Lane, then trying to move and playing in the Champions League".

"This is Tottenham's first Premier League game at Wembley but it will not be quite the test that people were expecting when the fixtures came out", Lawrenson said.

Rose reiterated his desire to end up playing up North before he finally quits the round leather game and reports by the Daily Star claims he fancies a move to Manchester United.

Spurs already hold the record for the highest home attendance in an English club game after 85,512 fans turned out to watch last season's match against Leverkusen.

Doing so would certainly alleviate some of the pressure he is under and, alongside any further additions to his first-team ranks before the transfer window shuts, would go a long way to bringing some positivity back to the club.

The England global right-back recently criticised the ambition of the north London club, admitting in an interview with a national newspaper that he would consider a move away from Spurs should an offer come in.

You want your ground to be a terrible place for the opposition, not somewhere they are looking forward to playing! I like to be positive.

"For every coach it is important to have that continuity".

Tiemoue Bakyoko, Eden Hazard and Pedro could all be rushed back into contention despite not being fully fit, after a disjointed Chelsea side were reduced to nine men last weekend in a 2-3 defeat to Burnley. "I am going to go for a Spurs win - if I am right, then Chelsea really are in crisis, aren't they?"

Just a week after Danny Rose gave an explosive newspaper interview, for which he later apologized, suggesting he will get paid what he's worth be it at Tottenham Hotspur or elsewhere, it appears interest is rife in the England left back.