By 90Min
November 22, 2017

Tottenham's Danny Rose has admitted he was "fuming" having been left out of the side to play Arsenal last weekend.

The full-back was available for selection but left out of the squad as Spurs fell to a 2-0 defeat in the North London derby.

And while Rose has revealed his anger at being overlooked for the game, he insisted there were no hard feelings between he and manager Mauricio Pochettino.

"There was no falling out," he said, quoted by the Evening Standard"There was no argument, no bust-up. I was fuming, yes, but it should be obvious any player should be unhappy that they're not involved in the biggest game of the season.


"There was no falling out or bust-up. I trained on Saturday and it looked like the right decision from the manager.

“I understand there have been a lot of reports but they are not welcomed and they are not true.

“And whether I’d been at the Emirates or not, everybody’s losing sight that I couldn’t have stopped the referee or linesman from making bad decisions that led to us conceding.”

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Rose returned to the team for Tuesday night's Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund - a result that sealed top place in Group H for Spurs  - and admitted that he struggled in the first-half.

“Before last night, I thought I was close [to full fitness] and then in the first half I was horrendous, I thought I was getting hooked at half-time," he added.

“It gave me a bit of a reality check, maybe I’m not as close as I thought I was. Second half I did better, I contributed quite a lot. I just hope I can get many more minutes, there are a lot of games now over the next six weeks and I hope I can play a part in as many as possible.

“Under this manager we’ve always had a good late November, good December, and I hope that continues and I hope I can be a part of that."

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