“I don’t have any problem with him.”-Mourinho plays down tension between him and Rose

Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho has downplayed talk of a training ground bust-up with Danny Rose. The pair were reported to have crashed after Rose was left out of Saturday’s 0-0 draw at Watford.

As reported by Sportsmail, Rose and Mourinho had words after the left-back was left out of Saturday’s game against Watford. The Tottenham boss said he had a ‘good’ relationship with his players and explained that Rose, 29, didn’t feature against either Watford or Middlesbrough because of his form and a back injury.jose-mourinho-and-danny-rose-training

It is thought that Mourinho believed Rose had a back injury that would prevent him from playing at Vicarage Road, but the left-back was adamant that he was fit.

And according to the Daily Mail tempers flared in Sunday’s warm-down training session when Rose demanded an explanation for being dropped from Mourinho, with onlookers saying there was ‘big tension in the air’ and raised voices from both men.

Asked if he had a problem with his left-back, the Portuguese tactician, Mourinho said:jose-mourinho-danny-rose-have-no-problems

“Between me and Danny, no. I don’t know what you mean by tension in the air, I don’t have any problem with him.”

“The reason why he wasn’t selected against Middlesbrough is because we have a young left-back that we want to develop and it was a great opportunity to play [Ryan] Sessegnon,” said Mourinho.

Also because his performance against Liverpool was not phenomenal.

Then on the Thursday before Watford, late evening, I got a call from my medical staff saying Danny was calling them with a problem in his back and he wouldn’t train the next day.

It was a bit of a surprise that on the Friday he was ready to train, but even so I decided then to play with [Japhet] Tanganga and have Ryan on the bench. That is the situation.”

Inter are willing to pay £11m plus two bonuses to sign the Denmark international this month, according to Sky in Italy, with Eriksen’s agent Martin Schoots due to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy on Tuesday to discuss the situation. Talking about the Eriksen deal situation, he said;

“He is selected for tomorrow [Wednesday],” “He will play.”