Danny Rose believes he was fit enough to play against Arsenal, according to The Independent.
That’s despite Mauricio Pochettino’s claims that the left-back was left at home as he wasn’t ready to play 90 minutes in a derby.
After the 2-0 defeat at the Emirates, Pochettino insisted there is no issue between him and Rose.
“You are trying to find an issue that is not an issue,” said the Tottenham boss. “When it’s an issue, I explain, it’s an issue. When it’s not an issue, it’s not an issue.”
Jack Pitt-Brooke, the author of The Independent‘s story, believes Rose has accepted he could be sold in either January or next summer with Ben Davies now Pochettino’s preferred option on the left.
Rose determined to get back in Spurs team ahead of World Cup. But accepts he could well be sold in Jan or in summer. 2018 departure looks likely from here.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) November 19, 2017
For me, Rose remains a very good player who will be useful from now until the end of the season, but it’s becoming increasingly clear he doesn’t have a long-term future at the club, which is a shame.