And the former England manager told an interesting anecdote from his short time in charge of the national team.
Allardyce famously lasted just one game as Three Lions boss – a 1-0 win in Slovakia in September 2016, just over a year ago.
Four Tottenham players started the game: Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Eric Dier and Harry Kane. Dele Alli was on the bench.
Speaking on MNF, Allardyce revealed Rose played the entire 90 minutes with a hamstring injury that nobody else was aware of.
“He pulled a hamstring and never said anything until after the game had finished. Which wasn’t very pleasing for Tottenham and Mr Pochettino as I know, but for me that showed real character.”
As a coach who puts a big emphasis on fitness, it’s easy to understand why Mauricio Pochettino wasn’t best pleased.
Rose has struggled with a number of injuries over the years, but the knee problem that has kept him out since January has been the worst of the lot.
The 27-year-old is expected to return to training in the coming weeks.