Pochettino forgives Rose for Spurs' 'Google' jibe

Danny Rose issued an apology via his representatives after his scathing attack on Tottenham

England global Rose was forced to apologise to the club in a statement published shortly before Pochettino's pre-season press conference, after he gave an interview in which he attacked Tottenham's rigid pay structure and careful transfer strategy.

"Danny apologised to the club, chairman, manager, team-mates and fans".

"[Rose's apology] was important and good", Pochettino said.

"Sometimes as a player you are frustrated for different reasons". I'm just not buying the idea that we don't need anyone.

And Sky Sports expert Neville argued that his words lacked professionalism on the eve of the new season. "It's time to move on". Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham have turned him into the world class player that he is.

"No, no, no. It was more outside of the club".

Ashley's quotes were timed nearly immediately after Rafa Benitez couldn't have spelt it out more clearly: "It...is...obvious...that...we...need...a...striker". The former Lyon starlet impressed during the club's pre-season campaign before the knock also ruled him out of the final match against Juventus. "Now we move on". He needs to be focused on being fit as soon as possible and to help the team.

Wembley wasn't a welcoming arena for Tottenham when they played their European fixtures there last season, prompting claims that the high tempo pressing game Pochettino prefers was ill suited to the English national stadium's large pitch. "This matter is not a problem for myself", Pochettino said.

"I haven't spoken to him today because he's injured and is recovering from his problems".

"Of course (he has a future at Tottenham)". Nothing has changed in my vision or perception of him.

While the Yorkshire native is happy at Tottenham for the moment, he said he wanted to move back north at some stage before the end of his career. "It's in the past now".

Spurs reportedly fined Rose two weeks' wages, while the left-back will be out of action at the start of the new Premier League campaign regardless due to a knee injury.

Spurs say however are expecting a "short recovery time" for the defender.

Tottenham have won three of their last six matches against Newcastle, but they have also lost the other three encounters between the two.

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