English Premiership

Racism not the reason for Rose omission

2014-09-18 12:39
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Cape Town - Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that racism fears were not the reason for Danny Rose's omission for the trip to Serbia.

According to Sky Sports, Danny Rose was left out of the trip to face Partizan Belgrade in Serbia.

Rose fell victim to racial abuse in a match two years ago at the same venue.

Rose was dismissed in that game following his reaction to the abuse.

"I know about the problems two years ago but they are not the reason he is not here now." 

"We know the situation but it is not the reason. He didn't ask to be left out." added the Spurs manager.

Rose did not ask to be left out of the squad according to his manager, who cited fatigue for Rose's omission. 

"The decision was based on football only. All my selection decisions are based on football always."

Recently-appointed captain Younes Kaboul, Togolese striker Emmanuel Adebayor, Belgian midfield duo Mousa Dembele and Nacer Chadli, all have not travelled for the match against Partizan Belgrade.

Spurs face Partizan Belgrade in Serbia on Thursday, September 18 in their first match of the Europa League group stage.

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