Danny Rose comments on unexpected Tottenham Hotspur game

Mauricio Pochettino, manager of Spurs looks on prior to the Pre-Season Friendly match beween Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

The Tottenham Hotspur defender earned a 10-minute cameo in midweek.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the Premier League match between Watford and Tottenham Hotspur at Vicarage Road on January 1, 2017 in Watford, England.

Danny Rose has told The Evening Standard that he did not expect to feature in Tottenham Hotspur's 1-1 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League this week.

Spurs proved that they are indeed the real deal by securing a hard-fought point away to the reigning European champions on Tuesday night.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino surprised fans a day before kickoff by bringing fit-again Rose on the flight to Madrid, despite the left-back not kicking a ball since January due to injury.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur is consoled by Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur as he leaves the field injured during the Premier League match between Sunderland and...

And the 27-year-old announced his return to first-team action with a 10-minute cameo in the Santiago Bernabeu, replacing striker Fernando Llorente in the final quarter.

And speaking to The Standard, the England left-back, who incurred the wrath of Tottenham fans during the summer for an explosive interview in which he criticised a number of different policies at the North London club, admits that he expected to be watching the game from his living room rather than playing in it.

Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Danny Rose (R) eyes the ball during the UEFA Champions League group H football match Real Madrid CF vs Tottenham Hotspur FC at the Santiago Bernabeu...

He said: "I did well in training on Sunday and I got in the changing room and was getting ready to have a shower.

"The manager called me upstairs and said: 'You're doing well, do you think you could do 10, 15 minutes in Madrid?' I said, 'Yes, of course, no problem.'

"It's just been an unexpected couple of days because I thought I would be watching the game on TV at home. It's amazing he put me on in midfield as well. It's been a frustrating period but this last couple of days has made it all worth it."

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