Jose Mourinho has explained the reason Danny Rose snub
Here’s all the news from around the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium over the past 24 hours, as reported by football.london.
Mourinho confirms Rose has no future as Spurs
Jose Mourinho has insisted Danny Rose was given the opportunity to leave Tottenham this summer.
The 30-year-old is believed to be in talks over the potential termination of his contract having not been named in Tottenham’s Premier League squad this season.
And Mourinho has confirmed that Rose has no future at the club after his return from a loan spell at Newcastle United.
“Danny is not part of our squad,” the Spurs boss said. “Danny wanted very, very much to leave in the January window last season. Why? Because he wanted to play and play and play.
“Then he went to Newcastle and I immediately had the feeling of being a player of his dimension that, thinking about Euros, I thought our future would be [Ben] Davies and [Ryan] Sessegnon.
“Then we had the possibility to get [Sergio] Reguilon and I thought that would be a good opportunity for Ryan to get game time and develop.
“With Danny, the players and agents make the market. If the agent didn’t find a solution for Danny to move then it’s a question you have to ask him.”
Sanchez hails influence of Vertonghen and Alderweireld
Davinson Sanchez has claimed Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld “helped a lot” when he first arrived at Tottenham.
The 24-year-old is now established as one of Mourinho’s first-choice centre-backs, three years after joining from Ajax.
And Sanchez, who played alongside Alderweireld in Sunday’s dramatic 3-3 draw against West Ham, highlighted the importance of two of the club’s best-ever defenders.
“Since I arrived I was looking who was playing, who was normally in the starting XI,” he said. “Everyone remembered that Toby and Jan partnership. They brought a lot at the moment I arrived because I came from the same club that they played for, they helped me a lot. Even Eric when he played in the middle, he was already ready to give me a hand.
“Now there is nice competition, we are here to try and help the team. We still remember Jan because he was a very important leader for us.
“We improved a lot when he played in the side. We are here to help the team. The choice the manager makes is the one to put the club in the direction he wants.”
Lo Celso and Lamela return to training as new bromance emerges
Argentine duo Giovani Lo Celso and Erik Lamela have returned to training ahead of Tottenham’s Europa League opener against LASK.
Eric Dier was absent, still recovering from injury, while Japhet Tanganga also missed out.
A budding friendship between Gareth Bale and Matt Doherty has emerged, too, with both players laughing and joking together in training.
The former made his second Spurs debut against West Ham on Sunday, missing a late chance after being introduced in the second half.