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Danny Rose still not ready, says Pochettino

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Tottenham Hotspur are about to face Liverpool this weekend and Spurs coach Mauricio Pochettino gave an update on the fitness of Danny Rose. The full-back appeared in the match against Real Madrid but it was still questionable whether he will be able to start against the Reds.

10 months ago, Danny Rose suffered a serious knee injury and he was happy to be back for the last minutes of the match at Santiago Bernabeu. So it is obvious that his coach Mauricio Pochettino was asked if Rose is ready to start in the upcoming clash against Liverpool.

The Argentine made a clear statement for the official website of Tottenham: “He’s not ready to start. He needs to build up his fitness but we are so happy because he’s doing well. The possibility for him to be on the bench on Tuesday was important for the team and (for him) to play a few minutes, to start to feel involved and help the team was so important after 10 months.”

But there is another possibility to make a start for Danny Rose – in Wednesday’s Carabao Cup match against West Ham. Pochettino added: “Now the process is to build up, try to get better every day and then we’ll see. He might have the possibility to be in the starting 11 on Wednesday, depending on his progress.”

The Englishman has made 108 apperances for Spurs so far and he has netted 8 times.  He has been also called up to the national team of his country several times, he has appeared in 12 matches and he still waits for his first international goal. Before becoming the crucial part of Pochettino’s squad, he was loaned to several teams including Watford, Bristol or Sunderland. Is he going to be in his top form again or will he struggle to find his way back to the starting eleven?