Jose Mourinho denies rumors of rift with Spurs defender
Jose Mourinho has made it clear that all is well between him and Danny Rose and the only reason the left-back is not playing right now is because of his back injury.
Rose has not been a part of the Spurs squad for the last couple of their Premier League games. It was reported that the defender had a heated argument with the manager in the training session ahead of the game against Watford.
Mourinho admitted that Rose came to train last week which was not expected because of the injury that he was suffering.
According to Mourinho, Rose’s injury is not a major one, but he didn’t want to risk him which was why he went into the Watford game with Japhet Tanganga.
Tanganga, who is a product of Tottenham academy, was in the match-day squad again for the game against Norwich City.
The 20-year old, who has represented England in various age-groups, has impressed one and all with his physical presence and versatility and is believed to be in the long-term plans of Mourinho.
As far as Rose is concerned, he was starting on a regular basis for the first couple of months of the ongoing season under the previous Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino, but seems to have fallen out of favor under Mourinho.
Out of the 11 Premier League matches Tottenham have played under Mourinho this season, Rose has started on only one occasion.
“It was a bit of surprise that he (Rose) was ready to train (on Friday). It was not a big problem, but even so I decided then to play with Tanganga. That's the situation.” Mourinho said when asked about Rose.
“I don't know what you mean by tension in the air, I don't have a problem with him (Rose).” Mourinho added.
Rose has been with Tottenham for the last 12 years and has represented the club in more than 200 games across all competitions.
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