Danny Rose apologizes to Spurs for abrasive interview, Pochettino responds

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If United were to buy Rose this summer, even if they could given how notoriously hard Daniel Levy is when it comes to attempting to buy players from Tottenham, they will have both Shaw & Rose looking to be key players in the team and if they are going to spend the rumoured £60 million price tag on Rose, he would have to be a starter for United.

Tottenham Hotspur's start to the season has been overshadowed by Danny Rose's criticism of the English football club's transfer policy, but manager Mauricio Pochettino insists his side are still in position for a strong Premier League campaign.

"The balance is the most important". "The statistics say we don't play very well, and of course statistics are a big thing, but we don't believe in that".

Dwight Gayle's preparations for the big kick-off have been disrupted by a niggling hamstring injury, but he should be fit to play a part here. I'm just not buying the idea that we don't need anyone.

Tottenham's 2-0 win over Rafa Benitez's team was aided by Jonjo Shelvey's ludicrous red card not long after half time, but this was still an illustration of what a desperately tough season this is going to be for Newcastle. After finishing second a year ago, Spurs look to finally capture an elusive Premier League title.

Ben Davies insists Tottenham Hotspur have wiped the previous meeting with Newcastle United from their mind and are determined to show how far they have come since the 5-1 loss at St James' Park on May 15 2016.

Pochettino did not agree, though, and highlighted Matt Ritchie's challenge from behind on Alli too. I saw the action.

"You need to understand that he [Rose] gave his opinion", he continued. Sissoko was handed a start against Juventus in pre-season and, despite a few erratic moments, generally impressed.

"It was good for him to apologise". He's so calm, so fearless.

The worst situation now would be for Spurs to return to a side that helps to produce great players, but then can not keep hold of them and can not build on their squad.

"He needs to improve".

Their failure to significantly strengthen has been a source of ostentatious frustration for Benitez, and if anything good came from this defeat, it provided a ideal example of exactly why.



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