‘I knew after a month I was never going to play’: Danny Rose hits out at Jose Mourinho for not giving him a fair opportunity to impress at Tottenham
Danny Rose has hit out at Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho for not giving him enough chances to play.
Rose joined Newcastle on a six-month loan deal on transfer deadline day after finding first-team opportunities limited at Spurs.
The left-back was a regular under Mauricio Pochettino, but Mourinho’s arrival in November had seen him relegated to the substitutes’ bench.
Danny Rose says Jose Mourinho didn’t give him enough chances to impress at Tottenham
Rose was relegated to the substitutes bench following Mourinho’s arrival in November
The left-back joined Newcastle on a six-month loan deal on transfer deadline day
‘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 being in charge] 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.’
Rose has endured a turbulent relationship with the Tottenham hierarchy in recent times after he claims the club tried to force him to leave last summer.
Rose says he now wants to win a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad this summer
The left-back has just 18 months left on his contract at Spurs and said he would leave on a free transfer in 2021 but still expected to be a first-team starter.
‘I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing,’ he added.
‘I’ve been given a chance to play week in and week out. I want to play football again – with the Euros in the summer, I want to put myself in the window.
‘If I go to Newcastle and do well they may think that’s what’s expected of me. But if I don’t do well then they might think Tottenham were right to let me go.
‘I have a lot riding on this, but I’m confident in my ability and I know I will do well.’