Danny Rose Claims He 'Wasn't Given a Chance' by Jos Mourinho at Tottenham

​Danny Rose says he was treated unfairly by José Mourinho after the Portuguese replaced Mauricio Pochettino as head coach at Tottenham in November.

On transfer deadline day, the England international completed a loan move to Newcastle, having played in just five of Spurs' 17 games under Mourinho. 

He found far more favour during the Argentine's reign, but the club's poor on-field performances brought an untimely end to the Pochettino era.

Jose Mourinho

​Tottenham were 12th in the ​Premier League when the change was made, 11 points away from the top four. Mourinho has since guided them to fifth, with ​Chelsea now just four ahead following an awkward spell for the Blues.

Despite his team's upturn in form, Mourinho's arrival had a negative impact on Rose, who told ​BBC: "I do feel I wasn't given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline. 

"I did want to play for him. But, I knew after a month [of his tenure] I was never going to play. It was difficult going out to train knowing I wasn't going to play. 

"It's not worked out, but full respect to him and what he's doing at the club. I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing."

He went on to explain how fitness problems affected his displays, the 29-year-old spending nine months on the sidelines in 2017 after damaging knee ligaments. That saw him lose his spot as England's first choice left back - though he has still featured regularly for the Three Lions - but Rose has faith he can prove his doubters wrong.

He continued: "I'd love to be the player I was three years ago when I was doing well. I thought I would return to become that player after the injury, but I had a rude awakening.

Danny Rose

"I've been given a chance to play week in and week out [with ​Newcastle]. I want to play football again - with the Euros in the summer, I want to put myself in window.

"If I go to Newcastle and do well, they may think that's what's expected of me. But, if I don't do well, then they might think Tottenham were right to let me go. I have a lot riding on this, but I'm confident in my ability and I know I will do well."

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Source : 90min