Mauricio Pochettino has explained why Danny Rose doesn’t feature in Tottenham’s club calendar for 2018.
The Spurs boss on Friday said Rose and Erik Lamela might need another “few weeks” before being ready to return to the Spurs team, but in the meantime, Rose’s future has been the source of plenty of speculation.
Pochettino joined Mediawatch in laughing off suggestions his absence from the new calendar could be significant.
“He came to see me asking, ‘Gaffer why am I not in the calendar?'” Pochettino said.
“I said, ‘Because you were first of all in Central Park in New York doing your recovery, no time to put the new kit on’. I’m sure he will appear in the next few days.”
Mousa Dembele is still struggling with an ankle injury but could be back in time for the Champions League trip to Real Madrid next week.