Danny Rose on talkSPORT: His gratitude to Mauricio Pochettino for fulfilling England promise, explains Gareth Southgate’s ‘ruthless’ side and his respect for Raheem Sterling

The 28-year-old sat down to discuss a number of topics with talkSPORT’s Sam Matterface, in what was a fascinating interview.

He discussed his debt of gratitude to Mauricio Pochettino for the impact he’s had on his career, while insisting the club ‘must listen’ to the Argentine if they want to keep their remarkable progress up.

He also spoke about his embarrassment regarding an unnamed club that were interested in signing him last summer, asking a senior official at Spurs if he was ‘crazy’.

Plus, he had praise for Gareth Southgate, explaining how the England boss is far from just a ‘nice guy’ – insisting has a ‘ruthless’ side to him.

Below are some of the highlights from the exclusive talkSPORT interview with Danny Rose…


On Mauricio Pochettino…

“They must listen to the manager. I fully agree with everything he says. He said recently that he needs to know what the next chapter of the club is.

“Not many people could operate in the circumstances that he’s done. We had no stadium, we’ve not signed anybody. Tottenham have a different way of working.

“Not many managers would have been able to do what Mauricio has done, in terms of securing Champions League football four years in a row and finishing second, third and fourth.

“He’s brought through a number of young players and got them into the England squad.

“We definitely have to listen to what he thinks and what he wants and hopefully we can give him that.

“He’s a very likeable person, he’s very calm and even when we’re losing there’s only been one or two times where he’s raised his voice at half-time.

“He’s very approachable too, so I can’t speak highly enough for him and what he’s done for my career at Tottenham.

“He’s changed me as a player and promised me he’d make me an England player. He fully deserves all the accolades that have come his way.”

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