Danny Rose has admitted he was angry after being left out of the North London derby, but he insists there has been no falling out with Mauricio Pochettino.
The defender wasn’t even on the bench for Tottenham’s 2-0 defeat at Arsenal on Saturday, and some reports suggested he had disputed Pochettino’s decision.
But Rose was keen to set the record straight after playing 90 minutes in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund.
“My reaction was I was fuming, I was angry, but understanding at the same time,” he told Independent.ie.
“There’s been no bust-up, there’s been no argument, there’s been no falling out. The manager just explained that he thought it’d be better for me to do a hard session on Saturday, which I did.
“I did that. I understand that there’s been a lot of reports but it’s not welcomed, and it’s not true, and whether I’d been at the Emirates or not, I think everybody’s losing sight that I couldn’t have stopped the referee or linesman from making bad decisions that led to us conceding.
“Me and the manager have not fallen out, not had an argument. I was angry about not being involved in the squad, but at the same time, I understand and I respect his views.”
Rose was a bit sloppy in the first half against Dortmund but gradually improved to become one of the best performers on the night. Hopefully he can continue that progression in the coming weeks.