Pochettino forgives Rose for Spurs 'Google' jibe

Mauricio Pochettino and Harry Kane

Tottenham start their Premier League campaign away at Newcastle on Sunday (1.30pm), with Pochettino's lack of activity in the transfer market drawing criticism from injured star Danny Rose.

"I'm sure that will happen and we'll add some players before the end of the transfer window", Pochettino told Talksport.

The same can be said for Danny Rose, who revealed in an interview with The Sun that he'd be open to leaving Spurs if the right offer came in to attract a salary he perceives reflects his ability.

'The worst thing he said was "I don't want Tottenham to have to sign players we have to Google". "For me it's in the past, the situation".

With the likes of Hugo Lloris, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Dele Alli as well as the aforementioned Alderweireld, Dier and Kane, Tottenham still have an impressive side - but Martin Keown believes that it's actually playmaker Christian Eriksen who is Tottenham's key player heading into the new season. "Or Dele Alli or Kante".

City and Manchester United top the spending table after each making high profile additions, while Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool have all followed suit.

"My words were not meant to offend and for that I would like to apologies to the chairman, manager, my team mates and the fans".

Pochettino addressed the thorny issue regarding with care at his subsequent press conference, so much so that he flicked nervously between Spanish and English for the first time in months.

It is hard when you have a good team and a clear philosophy and the plan you want to follow, it is not easy to find the right profile [of player]. "Now we move on", he said. "Of course", Pochettino said of Rose. "It's not a problem for myself", the Argentine coach continued.

Danny Rose yesterday issued a public apology after Tottenham Hotspur told the England global that he would not be sold this month. Nothing has changed over my perception of him. The moment he apologises everyone moves on. Pochettino will hope to continue that trend this summer after stating his intention to sign between three and four players. Back in May he was rewarded with a new five-year contract, so Tottenham might have to break the bank if they are to sign him.

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



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