Newcastle fans react to Danny Rose interview: 'We can take advantage…

Newcastle fans react to Danny Rose interview: 'We can take advantage…

England worldwide Rose told The Sun he wanted Tottenham to improve their squad with top class players and "not players you have to Google and say, 'Who's that?'". "I don't think it's a matter to joke about because with some of the global players today, maybe one or two years ago, none of us knew them very well".

The 27-year-old told The Sun on the eve of the new season that "I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth" and implored the board to sign "world-class players" and "not players you have to google and say, 'who's that?'".

Pochettino revealed that he plans to speak to Rose on Saturday, claiming "it will not be a problem", and is certain he will remain at White Hart Lane.

"Also when I first arrived here, people wanted to know who Mauricio Pochettino was, too".

Rose apologised for his comments on Friday and Pochettino has sought to move on, forgiving the England full-back, but the club's failure to sign a player this summer while letting Kyle Walker join Manchester City has raised doubts over their ability to compete for the title.

Danny Rose wants to force a move, or a significant wage increase at Spurs, and he is going about it in the most effective manner. I don't understand why I have to answer this question because the player has [shown] regret and has apologised for that he said regarding everything.

Pochettino, who was speaking at a news conference ahead of Sunday's Premier League opener at Newcastle, took the unusual step of answering numerous questions in Spanish, asking his assistant Jesus Perez to translate. "It was like, 'Wow, how did he do that?' I mean signings like that are what we need - that's just my opinion".

Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Harry Kane is tiring of being lavished with praise by his Tottenham boss.

"I'm relaxed because when you see the team and players they are so focused", he added. I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the world. "I don't want to compare us with other clubs who have made signings before us in the previous two seasons and we have finished above them". You [the press] have access to the other players so you can ask them.