Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho had the perfect chance to recall Danny Rose to his starting XI at the weekend after a defeat at Old Trafford days earlier.
His decision to stick with Jan Vertonghen at left-back spoke volumes.
Tottenham finally kept a clean sheet, giving Mourinho no reason to regret his selection call.
Rose has started just one match of a possible five under Mourinho, and played as a substitute just once.
This falls in line with Mourinho's reported decision to abandon a big money move for the Tottenham player while Manchester United manager.
The Times reported in 2018 how Mourinho told United chief Ed Woodward to abandon a £50 million pursuit of Rose, who had initially been a target a year earlier.
Now he finally has Rose at his disposal, he isn't even using him, despite Ben Davies being out with an injury.
Mourinho's pattern of decisions over Rose paints a bleak picture for the left-back's prospects.
The head coach has come in with the view that Rose was not the player he once reportedly rated highly, and he has not shown an intent to make him a key part of the Tottenham team.
He's showing why he abandoned his pursuit of Rose. He just isn't convinced.
Rose will hope for another chance, but an opportunity against a dangerous Bayern this week could be a poisoned opportunity.
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