Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino provides update on Danny Rose

Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur looks on prior to the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nicosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6,...

Tottenham Hotspur defender suffered a nasty head injury against APOEL last night.

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.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino addressed the media in the aftermath of his side's 3-0 win over APOEL in the Champions League last night, and provided an update on Danny Rose, after the left-back required stitches for a head wound that meant he had to be substituted after 70 minutes, as quoted by popular football news website Football.London.

Tottenham performed admirably on the night, and wrapped up their Champions League group stage campaign in style, and the 27-year-old played well while he was on the pitch.

Rumours persist regarding Rose's future, however, with Manchester United being heavily linked with a £50 million January move for the England international, according to the Daily Mail.

Danny Rose of Spurs in action during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Tottenham Hotspur and APOEL Nikosia at Wembley Stadium on December 6, 2017 in London, United Kingdom.Danny Rose 

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He has barely featured for the Lilywhites this season, and it seemed as through the final straw for him was being left out of the squad for the north London Derby last month.

Pochettino, though, continues to insist that Rose remains part of his plans.

The Argentine addressed the media last night, providing an update on Rose's head injury, as quoted by Football.London:

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur at The King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017 in Leicester, England.Danny Rose

"It's a massive, massive cut. He needed stitches and it wasn't necessary to take a risk. He needed to go inside to get the stitches."

He was then asked how many stitches the 27-year-old needed:

"Four or five. I don't remember. It was a big cut."

Next up for Pochettino's men is a home game against Stoke City in the Premier League on Saturday, and nothing less than a win will do, as they look to keep pace with those above them in the table.

Whether Rose will be available for selection, however, remains to be seen.

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