Danny Rose says he didn’t get a chance to impress under Jose Mourinho at Tottenham before he decided to leave the club in January.
There were rumours before Rose left Tottenham that he and Mourinho were involved in a bust-up at the Spurs’ training ground – which the Portuguese coach immediately rejected.
“I do feel I wasn’t given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline,” Rose told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I did want to play for him.”
“I knew after a month [of Mourinho joining] 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. He took over with the club 12 points adrift of Chelsea [now in fourth place] and now it’s four.
“I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing.”