Cape Town - Danny Rose insists he does not need to discuss his future
with new Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho and that he will still be running his
Rose revealed last month that, having been told there is no
new deal for him at Spurs, he would refuse to be sold and would sit out the
remaining 18 months of his current contract as long as Mauricio Pochettino kept
The Argentinian was fired several days later and replaced by
Mourinho, but Rose says nothing has changed and there are no plans for a
discussion with his new boss.
"I've never had a conversation with him, and I don't
see why I need to," Rose said after playing 90 minutes in Tottenham's 3-1
Champions League defeat at Bayern Munich.
"As I said before, I'm here for the next 18 months so I
don't see why I need to have a conversation with the manager.
"I want to do as well as I possibly can, work as hard
as I can to achieve what looked impossible a few weeks ago, and that is
finishing in the top four.
"I'm looking forward to a massive Christmas run that
Rose has been notorious for his public criticism of how the
club has been run, once saying he was sick of having to Google their new
signings to find out about them, but he was impressed with their ability to
He hopes the Portuguese can live up to expectation and help
deliver silverware to north London.
"I had the privilege of working under Mauricio for five
and a half years and now, I have to be honest, I never thought I would be
managed by Jose Mourinho at Tottenham," he said.
"That's credit to the club, how well they've progressed
throughout the years and to get someone like Jose has been obviously brilliant.
"He's one of the most decorated managers of my lifetime
so it's been a good start for the team, and I've enjoyed it so far.
"I think everybody has got to start again. I think
we're all starting from the same starting point, or at least I hope we are
anyway. I should think I'm no different to anybody else.
"I feel very lucky to work under him. He's won a lot of
trophies and we're all excited to see.
"We want to do well in this competition and, as I said,
he is a serial winner so I imagine we will be looking to win the FA Cup and
finishing in the top four of the league."
Rose made just his second start under Mourinho in the defeat
at Bayern, where the coach tested out his fringe players in a dead rubber.
Not many shone, but Ryan Sessegnon did, scoring an
impressive goal on his first start for the club having spent the majority of
his first four months at the club injured.
"We know Ryan is for the future we know what he can do
now, but he was just so unlucky," Rose added.
"He arrived at the club injured I think and then he had
a bit of a setback, but I hope there's not a lot of pressure on him and he is
so down to earth, he's so quiet.
"We're all looking forward to seeing what he can do for
us in the coming years.
"His goal was a brilliant finish, he helped me out as
well as defending.
"He's so unselfish and he was a big threat attacking as
well. I'm over the moon for him and I hope that is the first of many for
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