Opinion: Mourinho’s right – it’s ‘very difficult’ to see Tottenham man staying

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has stated it will be ‘very difficult’ to see Danny Rose staying at the club, in a pre-cursor to the left-back’s inevitable exit from the club this summer.

The Spurs defender is clearly not a player that is in favour in North London, with the full-back spending time out on loan at Newcastle United last term.

Mourinho has opened up on Rose’s future at Tottenham – and it appears there isn’t one.

“I think it was one of the things that was very clear in the Amazon Documentary, it’s that Danny is the kind of guy that wants to play all the time,” the Spurs boss told Sky Sports.

“Some players are more adapted to belonging to a squad with lots of quality here it is not so easy to play and the competition is higher, other players are only comfortable if they are in a team where they play all of the time.

“It was very difficult for him to stay here with us when it was clear that for me Ben Davies is such a solid left-back.

“So it will be very difficult for Danny to stay with us for this season.”

Tottenham are freshening up the first-team squad, with veteran players starting to move on to pastures new.

In all honesty, Rose should have left Spurs long ago.

Despite the England international being an important part of the Mauricio Pochettino era, his ill-fated comments to The Sun have made him a pariah among some of the fans and he hasn’t recovered on the pitch.

Tottenham need fresh blood in the squad if they are to compete for honours and Rose has sounded dissatisfied and uninterested when quoted in the media over the last 12 months.

Spurs need to find a buyer for the defender soon – despite all he has done for the club, the time to leave is well overdue.