The criticism that stirred up everyone, has been put aside.
Danny has spoken of the state of his relationship with Poch and according to him when speaking to Yahoo sports https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/tottenhams-danny-rose-insists-mauricio-pochettino-forgiven-outburst-223047705.html it is ‘great”.
Many fans will be comforted by these words in the hope that he isn`t still scheming for a move.
I remain unconvinced. The prospect of doubling his earnings remains hanging in the air, as does the now Walker inspired motivation of returning ‘up norf`. Agents both for the Northern giants and even in Europe tell me that they’ve smelt blood and won’t be put off by these latest comments, as far as they appear to be concerned, all it might do is delay the inevitable, not prevent it.
His outburst had (as all good outbursts do) a hint of a deep-seated issue that is gnawing away at him, and that almost certainly isn`t the issue of having to google new players.
For a good few seasons there have been a small but hardcore and persistent few who`ve insisted on giving him stick at every opportunity both on social media and at the matches, almost all of it unfairly with little justification.
After his breakthrough under Harry when he was converted to a left Back there were many who insisted that he wasn`t good enough, many wrote him off. Short sighted, unable to assess a blossoming talent, I`d argued with just about everyone and anyone that he had everything to become one of the very best in the Premier League, he just need a little time and patience as he really got to grips with learning the art of defence, as he now has.
I can well recall on his return from his last injury where he looked unfit and overweight and struggling for form when so many decided that he was not putting the effort in, and that`s when he attracted the ire of some ‘fans` you could hear them giving him stick up and down the touchline and even booing him. Say what you like after the game, but in my book, undermining a player whilst he has the shirt on and easily within hearing distance has never made any sense to me.
I think that sort of ‘support` has obviously hit him and even hurt him. Many think he shouldn`t have said anything and just accepted it and ‘manned up`. Personally, I`m glad he got off his chest.
Danny perhaps surprisingly made his come back (after nearly a year out with a serious knee injury) against Real Madrid has now spoken up saying there is no problem with Poch;
‘For my part, it is forgotten,’ said Rose. ‘I think it is forgotten on the club’s part as well”
‘There is no point dwelling in the past if we want to take the club forward and go that one stage further and win the league and go as far as possible in the Champions League.”
He also made it clear what sort of relationship he`s had with Poch and how it will continue;
‘Me and the gaffer are fine, we speak most days. The last three years, the lads will tell you I am the one in his office the most, speaking to him and going through videos and sharing text messages, even going round his house. Me and the manager are fine.”
Perhaps the strength of the relationship can be seen in what he went on to Praise Poch`s handling of him;
“He has been great at integrating me back into the team and getting me some minutes.
I thought him putting me on against Real Madrid, even though it was only for 10 minutes, was a class act on his part, making me feel part of it again, even though he didn’t need to bring me on. As far as I’m concerned me and the gaffer are great and as long as we’ve both got the same goals, which is to win a trophy for Tottenham, then there’s nothing to worry about.’
I`m glad he`s cleared the air and in contrast to some of the unwarranted stick he has taken from some of our fans, it seems to me that at the Real Madrid and on Sunday against Crystal Palace his outburst has been forgotten and forgiven, perhaps the realisation has been driven home if we are to progress we need high quality competition for places and that means holding onto our best, so as well as Levy and the club getting the rewards right, we the fans have a role to play as well, and maybe it`s about time we stepped up and showed we can do our part too?