Rose injured?

Tottenham are sweating on the fitness of Danny Rose after the left-back played on with a hamstring injury for England against Slovakia.

Rose felt his hamstring midway through the 2018 World Cup qualifier, but thought he was okay to carry on and managed to complete the game, setting up Adam Lallana’s stoppage-time winner.

Spurs, however, now fear Rose may have suffered a strain that could keep him out for up to three weeks and see the 26-year-old miss the first Champions League game against Monaco at Wembley next Wednesday night.

In the Premier League, Tottenham face a tricky trip to Stoke City on Saturday and entertain Sunderland after the Monaco match, with Ben Davies on standby to deputise.

It is unclear whether or not England manager Sam Allardyce and his staff were aware of Rose’s problem, or whether the defender took the decision to play on into his own hands.

England did not have another left-back on the substitutes’ bench after Luke Shaw had withdrawn from the squad, which would have caused Allardyce a major headache had Rose gone off.

Rose was one of five Tottenham players in the England squad for the Slovakia match, which means it is vital for Allardyce and the Football Association to maintain a good relationship with the White Hart Lane club.

Losing Rose for any amount of time would be a big blow to Spurs and manager Mauricio Pochettino, as the player has become a vital member of the team and is instrumental to the way they play.

Rose rescued a point for Tottenham in their last game against Liverpool with a second-half goal to cancel out James Milner’s penalty.

Davies is yet to play for Spurs this season, but did start for Wales in the 2018 World Cup qualifying victory over Moldova on Monday night.

Regardless of his fitness, Tottenham are planning to reward Rose with a new contract for his impressive performances.

(The Telegraph)

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