Pochettino: Rose Regrets?
Apparently Rose is fuming. I know how he feels.
According to The Sun who reports that Danny is fuming at being left out
Leaving out Rose was a big call, but Poch claims it was because after a year out he needed to be rested, but also hinted that he was being readied for our next game in the Champions league against Dortmund; Personally listening to the interview, I wonder if he now regrets making that decision, I certainly do;
Explaining after the defeat to Arsenal Football.London reports, Poch said:
'Like Lamela, after nearly one year they need to build their fitness. No?'
But when asked if it was strange Rose was absent, he continued:
'No, not strange. It's strange when a player that is fit and plays regularly is out, but when you have been out for ten or 11 months out and then you start to play'
"Sometimes the decision is it is better to train and prepare for the next game rather than be on the bench and perhaps not play and waste time. It's not the same when you need to prepare for a game, with training. Sometimes they need different types of training to get fit and build their fitness. That is what happened with him.'
It seems to me that Poch, like me, Still believes he is the best Wing back we have got and our best option, and that both Rose and Aurier were being rested so that they will be able to start against Dortmund.
Perhaps Poch over-thought the rotation and the way he set us up against Arsenal, because quite frankly I`d have started both over Davies and Trippier and let both get more minutes under their belt, but of course you have to believe that the fitness coaches and the sports injury specialists are in a better position than me to advise Poch.
Let`s hope resting them turns out to be the right decision.