Mauricio Pochettino says that Danny Rose's apology following his disparaging comments about Spurs' transfer dealings was accepted and that he considers the matter resolved.
In an interview on Thursday, the Tottenham left-back expressed his views on the club's lack of off-season transfer activity, saying that they need to avoid bringing in players that one "has to Google".
He also commented that, at the age of 27, he expects to have only one more 'big contract' left in his career and that he has no intention of retiring without having won any silverware.
His statements were understandably interpreted as a veiled ultimatum to the club's board, triggering a slew of rumours over the possibility of the player following fellow fullback Kyle Walker out of White Hart Lane.
In conversation with reporters, however, Pochettino assured fans that the club's relationship with Rose has not been compromised by the comments, saying that the apology he issued on Friday put an end to the issue.
"The moment he apologised everyone moved on,” the former Argentina international stated, referring to Rose's press release in which he admitted that his words were poorly chosen.
“You can judge the situation,” he continued. “Because if he apologised for what he said, we don’t know if he is [still] thinking the same thing or not. Him, not the team."
Addressing questions that Rose may be speaking not only for himself but also for his teammates, Pochettino urged reporters to seek answers for themselves.
“I think the team are very united. You have access to the other players so you can ask them,” he stated.