Tottenham Hotspur manager José Mourinho has rubbished any suggestion that he was involved in a training ground bust-up with left-back Danny Rose.
It was suggested that Rose confronted Mourinho during a warm-down session on Sunday, after the former England international was left out of Tottenham's matchday squad which drew away at Watford the day before.
There's apparently been 'serious tension in the air' in north London after the altercation, but Mourinho has dismissed any suggestion of a bust-up and chalked Rose's absence on Saturday due to a last-minute back injury.
Asked if he had any problems with Rose, Mourinho said (via Sky Sports): "Between me and Danny, no. I don't know what you mean by tension in the air, I don't have any problem with him.
"The reason why he wasn't selected against Middlesbrough is because we have a young left-back that we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play [Ryan] Sessegnon.
"Also because his performance against Liverpool was not phenomenal.
"Then on the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I got a call from my medical staff saying Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn't train the next day.
"It was a bit of a surprise that on the Friday he was ready to train, but even so I decided then to play with [Japhet] Tanganga and have Ryan on the bench. That is the situation."
Rose has only made three Premier League appearances since Mourinho was brought into the club, staying as an unused substitute for another three games while also being left out of their matchday squad on five occasions.
It's unknown if Rose will be available for selection against Norwich City on Wednesday.
"[Eriksen] is selected for tomorrow," Mourinho added. "He will play."
Source : 90min