The former Liverpool defender – a one-club man – added: ‘We all know about the wage structure they have there, the manager has done a fantastic job to keep Spurs second in the last two years, it can’t last forever because players will get unhappy, but you never say that publicly.
Rose apologised for his comments on Friday, releasing a statement that was timed before Mauricio Pochettino’s press conference with the player offering contrition for what he deemed “ill-judged” words. “I’m sure they used Google or Chrome!” former Argentina worldwide Pochettino said.
“When you sign players like Eric Dier, who are internationals today, nobody knew them, or Dele Alli who was in League One or [N’Golo] Kante”.
“If you remember four years ago, the people say, ‘Who is Mauricio Pochettino?’ I’m sure they used Google or Chrome!” “I forgive him and now we move on”.
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.
“We will sign like every season at the end, maybe on the last day. Of course”, Pochettino said of Rose.
“Since January he’s been working hard to fix his problem and our medical staff are working hard with him”.
The Argentine said “of course” Rose has a future at Tottenham and “of course” he does not want to see his left back sold. Nothing has changed over my perception of him.
Tottenham have yet to recruit any players this summer but Pochettino reassured fans there will be new arrivals. The moment he apologises everyone moves on.
This season will be massive for Shaw as another stop-start season like last season for him could spell the end for him, but he did try his best to work his way into the team and put an end to his fitness problems to establish himself as an actual consistent starter for United, he most certainly has the ability to do so and would be a much better option than splashing out a huge amount of money on another player.
“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”. With the players we have we can compete.