Danny Rose has admitted to The Lockdown Tactics that he has been shocked by the amount of time off he is getting at Newcastle United.
Rose joined Newcastle from Tottenham Hotspur on loan in the January transfer window, and he has quickly become an important player for Steve Bruce’s side.
Rose has already noticed a lot of differences between the set-up at Newcastle and Tottenham though.
And he says that it has been nice to get away from the relentless nature of Spurs training since his move to St. James’ Park.
“I do fully respect what he’s done but at the same time with that Champions League semi-final we’d been together since we were 22 or 23, so for me that’s all I’d known for the past five or six years, you’d play and then get one day off if you’re lucky and that’s it, you’re grafting for the rest of the week,” Rose said about Mauricio Pochettino’s time in charge.
“So now I’m at Newcastle, you’re getting two or three days off a week if you win, so I’m thinking what’s going on here then? It’s a shock to the system.
“We’d only get one day off if we were lucky under Poch. Even in international breaks, he’d see the ones who would go away as having a holiday because training isn’t as hard with your national team.
“We’ve been programmed a certain way in the last five or six years and going to Newcastle it’s different.
“I’ve missed playing for a British manager and I’m getting used to it again.”
Rose could well make his move to Newcastle permanent in the summer.
The England international appears to have no future at Tottenham, with Mourinho favouring other options.
Rose has only had limited game-time at Spurs this term, with Ben Davies seemingly ahead of him in the selection order back with the North London side.
At Newcastle Bruce has played Rose fairly consistently, but he is yet to show his very best form in a black and white shirt.