Mourinho denies bust-up with Rose

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has downplayed talk of a training ground bust-up with Danny Rose.

The pair were reported to have clashed after Rose was left out of Saturday’s draw at Watford.

Asked if he had a problem with his left-back, Mourinho said: “Between me and Danny, no. I don’t know what you mean by tension in the air, I don’t have any problem with him.”

Mourinho revealed he left Rose out of the game at Vicarage Road after being told late on Thursday night that the defender had a back injury.

“The reason why he wasn’t selected against Middlesbrough is because we have a young left-back that we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play [Ryan] Sessegnon,” said Mourinho.

“Also because his performance against Liverpool was not phenomenal.

“Then on the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I got a call from my medical staff saying Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day.

“It was a bit of a surprise that on the Friday he was ready to train, but even so I decided then to play with [Japhet] Tanganga and have Ryan on the bench. That is the situation.”

(Sky Sports)

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