'He needs to focus' - Pochettino sends warning to Rose after transfer criticisms

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The left-back hit the headlines with strong comments regarding his club's actions in the transfer market, which reportedly earned him a fine

Danny Rose will remain a part of Mauricio Pochettino's plans, despite criticising Tottenham over their transfer policy.

England left-back Rose apologised on Friday for comments made in an interview with The Sun, where he urged Spurs to sign top players that you do not "have to Google" and suggested he and other stars at the club were underpaid.

Spurs reportedly fined Rose two weeks' wages, while the left-back will be out of action at the start of the new Premier League campaign regardless due to a knee injury.

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The controversy comes at a time when the defender has been linked with following Kyle Walker out of the club, with Manchester United and Chelsea possible destinations.

Once fully recovered, however, Pochettino sees no reason why Rose should not be back in the first team.

Asked if Rose had a future at the club, Pochettino said: "Yes, of course.

"He signed a five-year contract last summer. This is more a problem for me, he's our player.

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"I'm frustrated, but from the moment he apologised, everyone must move forward. It's already the past.

"He needs to focus and try to get back in shape."

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