Tottenham full-back Danny Rose admits he was angry after being dropped by manager Mauricio Pochettino, but insists there was no falling out between them.
Rose was not included in Spurs’ matchday squad for the north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday, which they lost 2-0. Pochettino preferred to have the 27-year-old train instead.
However, the England international returned to Pochettino’s starting XI on Tuesday as they beat Dortmund 2-1 in the Champions League and Rose maintains there is no rift between him and the Spurs boss.
He said, according to the Mirror: “My reaction was I was fuming, I was angry. But understanding, at the same time. There’s been no bust-up, there’s been no argument. There’s been no falling out.
“The manager just explained that he thought it’d be better for me to do a hard session on Saturday, which I did. I did that. I understand that there’s been a lot of reports, but it’s not welcomed, and it’s not true.
“And whether I’d been at the Emirates or not, I think everybody’s losing sight that I couldn’t have stopped the referee or linesman from making bad decisions that led to us conceding. Me and the manager have not fallen out, not had an argument.
“I was angry about not being involved in the squad, but at the same time, I understand, and I respect his views.”