Tottenham defender Danny Rose says he "wasn't happy" to be subbed in UEFA Champions League win
Posted: 7 December 2017 Time: 15:37
Tottenham defender Danny Rose admits he “wasn’t happy” to be substituted in the UEFA Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia but says it was probably the right decision.
The full-back stormed off down the tunnel during the second-half of this week’s 3-0 group-stage victory after a head collision left him needing five stitches on his forehead.
Spurs boss Pochettino immediately informed Rose he would be coming off, and although unhappy to not finish the game, he admits it was probably for the best.
"I wasn't happy but I could tell from the manager's reaction that I had to come off," Rose said.
"He said straight away 'you're coming off' and I was disappointed, but it's probably the right decision and hopefully I can recover now and be part of the squad on the weekend."
Pochettino said: "Never the player is happy when they are going out. He had a big cut and the doctors said he needed a stitch, and it was impossible to follow the play.
"Of course the player is frustrated because it's an opportunity to play in the Champions League and play football, but it was an accident - nothing wrong."