Talking mostly in his native Spanish, not in English, and having his assistant Jesus Perez translating his answers, Mauricio Pochettino talked about everything in his last Press conference before Tottenham’s first match in the new Premier League campaign, and he couldn’t avoid Danny Rose-related questions. Bottom line, he did not like things his player said a few days ago.
That is not a joke. When you sign players like Eric Dier, who are internationals today, nobody knew him. Or Dele Alli who was in League One or Kante. I don’t think it’s a matter to joke about because with some of the international players today, maybe one or two years ago, none of us knew them very well
the Argentine manager said, referring to Rose’s “we need to sign well-known players, not guys you need to google their names” comment/joke, talking about the kind of players Tottenham should add to their roster this summer.
And when I first arrived here [in England], people wanted to know who Mauricio Pochettino was too. If you remember five years ago, people said ‘who is Pochettino?’ I’m sure they used Chrome or Google or Yahoo to find out! But the problem with that was that straight away was the penalty against Michael Owen. That situation killed me! But it’s ok – look now!
Pochettino joked, remembering the penalty in England’s win over Argentina in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
The Spurs manager added that Rose has apologized to the club and his teammates for some of the comments he made, but the truth is, things at Tottenham right before they kick off their Premier League season could be much-much calmer…