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“Don’t think too much” – Pochettino wants star player to relax more and focus on the job in hand

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Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham with Danny Rose

Danny Rose and Mauricio Pochettino

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has joked that Danny Rose has to relax more and not think too much.

The English left-back has put in some quality performances for Spurs this season and Pochettino believed the defender doesn’t need to think a lot (h/t Independent):

“There is no doubt about Danny Rose’s quality, there is no doubt. He is a great player. But, like with all the players of great quality, you need to be focused in your job.

“If you are focused, and you train and care about yourself – and don’t think too much. Danny is a thinker.

“I always say to him ‘Danny you are thinking too much. You need to stop, and work. You need to deliver the job that we want, don’t think.’”

The Argentine added that the management is there to help the player and that they create a schedule for the player to adhere to.

Harry Kane & Danny Rose of Tottenham

Pochettino was asked if Rose was the toughest player he has managed and the Argentine claimed that the left-back has a connection with him.

Rose has battled hard with Ben Davies for the left-back slot since last season but it seems like we are seeing the best of the Englishman now.

The 28-year-old was excellent in our 1-1 draw with Barcelona and his determination and tenacity are coming to the fore now.

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Tottenham have a long season ahead and Rose has to be at the top of his game in the coming months.

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