Was Maurico Pochettino right to leave out Danny Rose for Tottenham Hotspur draw?

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 was missing from Tottenham Hotspur’s squad again for Saturday’s 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotpur  gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on...

Danny Rose was left out of the Tottenham Hotspur squad again on Saturday as his teammates dropped crucial points against West Bromwich Albion at Wembley.

The Spurs boss caused a stir when he omitted the 27-year-old from his 18 for last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal, and again Rose was missing for the 1-1 draw with the Baggies.

The left-back is likely to be back in the lineup for the midweek trip to Leicester City, with his speed earmarked to help combat the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray.

Ben Davies of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Everton and Tottenham Hotspur at Goodison Park on September 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

But Ben Davies endured probably his worst performance of the season against Albion and Rose’s extra attacking pace and quality could have proved useful to breaking them down.

Pochettino does need to be careful with the England international, who has only recently returned from a 10-month injury layoff and played 90 minutes against Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur looks on during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium on November 5, 2017 in London, England.

While Davies never lets Spurs down, two-time PFA Team of the Year member Rose is one of the best left-backs in Europe and they need him playing in their toughest games.

At the moment, all Wembley occasions against lower opposition are tough games for Spurs and Rose could have made a big difference getting forward down Albion’s right.

Starting Rose in back-to-back games may have been too much, too soon, but if he had his time again, Pochettino might have chosen to rotate his left-backs in a different cycle.

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