Danny Rose gives Tottenham fans more reasons to worry

I am the boss says Pochettino as he plays down Rose's derby anger

Rose was omitted from the Tottenham squad that lost to bitter rivals Arsenal on Saturday and was hastily linked with a move to Manchester United amid reports of a fall-out with Pochettino.

Both Kane and Alli needed late fitness tests ahead of the Arsenal clash and looked to have been rushed back from their respective knee and hamstring injuries, but Pochettino insisted they had recovered in time to play against the Gunners and would not have deployed them if their fitness was below the required level.

When fully sharp, Wanyama is capable of breaking up play effectively, while he is also a neat passer of the ball and can help to initiate attacks.

Pochettino continued the theme by admitting he welcomed the emotional response from a player who had been dropped, per James Dale of Sky Sports.

"You can ask me about him or [Georges-Kevin] Nkoudou, who wasn't involved, or Paulo Gazzaniga or Kieran Trippier or Ben Davies".

MAURICIO POCHETTINO will tell Dele Alli to be on his best behaviour in Tottenham's Champions League game at Borussia Dortmund tonight.

"We are waiting because now it is on him", Pochettino said.

Pochettino revealed Rose had not expressed any anger directly towards him, but believes the defender's reaction shows his desire to play for the club. "I am happy. His performance was good and there's nothing to complain about with his behaviour". Of course they are "fuming".

I am the boss, that is the problem for the players.

. "But I am the boss, that is the problem for the players". It is also accepted at Spurs that the player is just an honest forthright character who will speak his mind, as displayed with an interview in the summer when he questioned the club's transfer policy, and that the Argentine has generally managed that well. All the players have contracts with us and are involved in the project. It's a small chance, maybe we will decide to play him in the under 23s again, but we need to wait until tomorrow. Pochettino can feel confident about adequately replacing Rose thanks to the form of Ben Davies. He was exhausted after the game [against Borussia Dortmund] - he told you that in the last 10 minutes he was exhausted - but that's normal.

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