Pochettino forgives Rose for Spurs' 'Google' jibe

PSG star Dani Alves

PSG star Dani Alves

Although the defender has since apologised for his comments, Pochettino was keen to reassure fans that may have similar concerns to Rose, according to the Mirror.

The Tottenham manager has stated that he could deploy 20-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters at right-back if he goes with a back-four, or use Sissoko as a wing-back, meaning that the France global midfielder could start against his former club Newcastle in a somewhat unusual position for him.

Rose told The Sun on the eve of the new Premier League season that "I know my worth and I will make sure I get my worth", as well as imploring the board to sign "world-class players" and "not players you have to google and say, 'who's that?'"

"And when you sign a player like Eric Dyer, who is an worldwide today when no one knew him before". "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".

But asked if Rose would have to "Google" the new additions, Pochettino pointed to the signings of Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon, Dele Alli from MK Dons or Leicester's signing of last season's PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante, now at Chelsea, from French club Caen.

Outspoken pundit and former midfielder Robbie Savage has predicted Tottenham to start their Premier League season with a defeat against Newcastle on Sunday afternoon. I'm just not buying the idea that we don't need anyone.

Rose's sentiment has reportedly been backed by other members of the Spurs' squad, who feel that they too should be paid more than Levy's strict wage structure allows.

"You need to understand that he [Rose] gave his opinion", he continued.

And while he accepts players want to move, he says Rose has shown a lack of respect towards his employers. I think Harry is one of the best strikers in the world.

Mauricio Pochettino has seen Manchester rivals United and City spend big this summer but claims Tottenham are trying to "win in a different way". "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".

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