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‘From day one, I trusted in him’

Posted on 29 August 2016  - 14:34

Danny Rose was the first player into Mauricio Pochettino’s office when he was appointed back in the summer of 2014.


We’ll have more from Danny later this week, but here’s what the flying full-back had to say about his meeting with the boss: “We talked about a lot of things for about an hour and one of the first things he said was that if I entered into his philosophy, he would make me into an England player, so he’s been true to his word.”

Danny struck a valuable equaliser against Liverpool on Saturday before taking his place with four team-mates – Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Harry Kane and Kyle Walker – in Sam Allardyce’s first England squad this week. He will aim for an eighth cap in the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia on Sunday.

“It’s true, it was my first meeting with a Tottenham player at the training ground,” said Mauricio. “From day one, I trusted in him.

“Danny is a very good player and how he’s improved in the last couple of seasons is fantastic.

“It’s down to him, because he’s always open to work and trying to improve, and the player is always the key in this situation. He deserves all the credit.”