Danny Rose says he deserved to play more under Jose Mourinho
As a result, Rose had no choice but to pursue a temporary challenge elsewhere but he insists that he was not given much of a chance by the Portuguese. He told BBC Radio 5 Live: “I do feel I wasn't given as much of a chance as everybody else in the backline. I did want to play for him. I knew after a month [of Mourinho joining] I was never going to play. It was difficult going out to train knowing I wasn't going to play.”
Despite this, the Spurs graduate said that he has no ill feelings towards the former Manchester United boss and has credited him for transforming Spurs’ season, he added: “It's not worked out, but full respect to him and what he's doing at the club. He took over with the club 12 points adrift of Chelsea [now in fourth place] and now it's four. I have to be honest, I thought I would continue playing.”
Rose should receive regular playing time with Newcastle United on loan in the coming months with Paul Dummet and Jetro Willems out injured for the rest of the season.
With the stiff competition from the likes of Ben Chilwell and Luke Shaw, Rose needs to put up a string of consistent displays for the Tyneside outfit such that he can make the squad for Euro 2020. The 29-year-old could make his first start for the club when they face Arsenal on the road after the winter break.