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Pochettino pranks star on England call-up - What did he say?

Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino played a cruel but hilarious joke on defender Danny Rose.

Roy Hodgson announced his England squad for the forthcoming friendly against Norway and Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland yesterday, and the 67-year-old has given call-ups to 5 new face, one of which is Danny Rose.

The Spurs full-back receiving his first ever England call-up yesterday will be a memorable occasion, however he won't want to remember the way his domestic manager broke the news to him.

Rose told Sky Sports News about the joke that Pochettino played on him: "So I've gone to his office, he's sat me down and said I've got something to tell you."

"I said what is it and he said we've accepted a bid, we are selling you. So I said no you're not, and he said yeah it's true."

"So then one of the other coaches has walked in and said have you told him he's got to go."

However Pochettino eventually came clean on the prank and informed the youngster he had heard a rumour at MK Dons' 4-0 thrashing of Manchester United in the League Cup.

Rose added: "But then after that he told me he was at the Milton Keynes game the night before against Man United."

"He heard a rumour that I might have had a chance at being selected and later on last night (Wednesday) the England manager called me and verified it."

As well as Rose, the four other new faces include Arsenal's Calum Chambers, Aston Villa's Fabian Delph, Newcastle United's Jack Colback and Everton's John Stones.

One player who many believed is long overdue a call-up, but wasn't, is West Ham's Mark Noble. The 27-year-old has played at every single youth level for England but has never made the senior squad.

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