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Danny Rose 'fined £130000' by Tottenham Hotspur

Danny Rose 'fined £130000' by Tottenham Hotspur

Rose, still "some weeks" from a return to action after a knee injury, has been fined two weeks' wages and released an apology via his representatives Base moments before the Spurs manager was due to give his pre-match press conference. While it will undoubtedly be intimidating playing in front of 50,000 home fans anxious to prove that the last season in the Championship was just a bad memory, Spurs will have a few memories of their own. Established internationals like Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Moussa Sissoko have tended to flop at Spurs.

He described the £750m redevelopment of White Hart Lane as "a challenge" but said: "I can honestly say it is not impacting our transfer activity because we are yet to find a player who we want to buy but cannot afford". Pochettino would be foolish to risk giving Kyle Walker-Peters a Premier League debut, so the only other option is to play Eric Dier as a makeshift right-back.

"That is not a joke". With the players we have we can compete in a very good way. "Or Dele Alli or Kante".

"We're going to strengthen our squad and sign some players who can help us fight - we need new energy in the team".

Speaking to Sky Sports at today's Premier League launch Pochettino reiterated his aim to only add players to his squad who can challenge his first XI.

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"But the problem with that was that straight away [the results] was the penalty against Michael Owen [in England's 1-0 victory over Argentina in the 2002 World Cup]". That situation killed me but it's OK, look now.

Tottenham Hotspur start the new Premier League season with a tricky trip to St James' Park to take on Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon. No, no, no. I'm exhausted.

In an interview with the Sun, Rose revealed that he would be open to a move away and that he doesn't earn enough for a player of his quality, but this was not Spurs' only problem. I don't understand why I have to answer this question because the player has [shown] regret and has apologised for that he said regarding everything.

Sometimes you can understand the frustration. "I don't want to compare us with other clubs who have made signings before us in the previous two seasons and we have finished above them". One gets the impression that success or failure here will go a long way to determining how much and what kind of business gets done before the end of the transfer window. If I feel that why can I be nervous?