Rose chaos and squad depth leads to Spurs worry for new season

Tottenham News Mauricio Pochettino Kieran Trippier Kyle Walker Peters Premier League

"If you remember four years ago, the people say who is Mauricio Pochettino?".

"When you have young players with a good understanding and another year of experience, they have to be better, so I don't think it will be a problem for them because they have the same manager, the same staff, the same players and more experience in the Premier League, so they will be even more unsafe".

Rose apologised for his comments less than 24 hours after the interview was published, claiming: "Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged".

If Shaw can overcome these injury problems, he can still easily be one of the best left-backs in the league and he should be given another chance this season to prove that he can be the player that United expected him to be when they bought him in the summer of 2014 from Southampton. Straight away it went to the penalty I gave away against Michael Owen (while playing against England for Argentina at the 2002 World Cup). That situation killed me!

Pochettino is happy to draw a line under the controversy but pointed to the achievements of Rose' England colleagues Eric Dier and Dele Alli to underline the folly of the full-back's stance.

Otherwise it should be a familiar side with Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli looking to carry over their excellent form from last season as they support Golden Boot victor Harry Kane in attack.

Rose was reportedly fined two weeks wages for the way he handled the interview. It's so important and it was good.

Sometimes you can understand the frustration.

Sanchez, who plays at primarily as a centre back but can also fill in at right back, was Ajax's Player of the Year last season, despite it being his first year at the club.

"It was his opinion and then he understood that maybe he needed to apologise to us, and that is very good for him and the club. I definitely feel we need to bolster the squad".

Tottenham face a similar problem now ahead of their debut season at Wembley and move into their new ground in 2018.

Pochettino also reassured fans that Spurs were working to bolster a squad that finished second behind champions Chelsea last season.

The eagerness to buy into any notion of idealism, such as a club shunning the transfer window mayhem, is understandable in a sport where a player paying off his contract for €222 million to switch one super club for another is something many choose to celebrate.

'For me it's not a big issue, it is time to move on.

"We are so calm and relaxed".

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