Danny Rose has thanked Mauricio Pochettino for reintegrating back him into his Tottenham squad.
The England full-back has out of action at White Hart Lane since January 31 after an eight-month injury nightmare. Rose injured his knee, which required surgery in May, but the 27-year-old is now back in the fold and has thanked Pochettino.
Rose made his first Premier League appearance since his injury against Crystal Palace on Sunday and he appeared as a 10-minute substitute in last month’s 1-1 draw with Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.
Rose, who was linked with Chelsea and Man Utd, and Pochettino are now on good terms after Rose publicly criticised the club’s transfer policy in the summer.
Rose, on the eve of the new season told The Sun: “I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.” While he also and implored the board to sign “world-class players” and “not players you have to google and say, ‘who’s that?’”.
But Pochettino later revealed Rose had apologised to everyone at the club.
“Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged,” said Rose.
And now Rose is often a visitor to Pochettino’s house, exchanging texts with the Argentinian, claiming they both “have the same goals”.
“Me and the gaffer are fine, we speak most days,” said Rose, who has a contract at White Hart Lane until 2021.
“The last three years, the lads will tell you I am the one in his office the most, speaking to him and going through videos and sharing text messages, even going round his house.
“Me and the manager are fine. He has been great at integrating me back into the team and getting me some minutes.
“I thought him putting me on against Real Madrid, even though it was only for 10 minutes, was a class act on his part, making me feel part of it again, even though he didn’t need to bring me on.
“As far as I’m concerned me and the gaffer are great and as long as we’ve both got the same goals, which is to win a trophy for Tottenham, then there’s nothing to worry about.”