Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
Sports | By Phillip Butler

Tottenham boss Pochettino responds to Rose's entitled comments

Tottenham boss Pochettino responds to Rose's entitled comments

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has proved that he is very good at giving young players a fair chance and improving them at the same time.

Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen netted at the start of either half, as Tottenham dominated their final friendly.

He has since scored 21, 25 and 29 goals over the last three Premier League seasons, with his tally in 2016-17 coming from just 30 games.

"Sometimes last season it was an easy excuse - because it is Wembley and we can not play the same as we did at White Hart Lane".

Newcastle pulled off a major transfer coup last summer by persuading Matt Ritchie to drop down a division and help them achieve promotion rather than stay in the top-flight with Bournemouth.

Antonio Conte's comments about the "crazy transfer market" this summer highlight the lack of depth in the Chelsea squad and I don't see them as obvious champions, particularly with the extra challenge of European football and the fact it's hugely hard to defend a Premier League title.

The Argentine was more relaxed about the club's lack of activity in the transfer market ahead Tottenham's first game of the season at promoted Newcastle United on Sunday. Harry Winks made 33 appearances for Spurs in all competitions last season before suffering a freak, season-ending ankle injury against Burnley in April.

Tottenham Hotspur have been the most consistent team in the Premier League over the last two seasons.

Rafa Benitez makes clear that he rates Dwight Gayle after his 23 Championship goals last season but quite rightly has two big worries. The striker leads by example with his impressive strike rate and his leadership is key for Watford.

Mauricio Pochettino did not see the amusing side of Danny Rose's suggestion that he has had to "Google" some of Tottenham's signings, and the manager claimed he has no say in what the left-back and his teammates are paid.

The 27-year-old said: "There are three weeks to go until the window shuts and you look at Man City and think, "If the window shut now they would be happy with the business they have done".

West Bromwich Albion will struggle to compete with the big boys again, they have not bought all that wisely and that could backfire should their new names fail to perform.

"The player is calm and we are calm". Nothing has changed in my vision or perception of him.

Star Bet: Of all seasons to be relocating to Wembley for a year, Tottenham fans surely wish it wasn't the upcoming one. "If they are better and they deserve to play, they will play". They have a fluid midfield who defend very well and have skillful attacking players.

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