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​Pochettino warns disgruntled Tottenham players, 'I am the boss'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed Danny Rose's unhappy reaction to being left out of Spurs squad for the north London derby defeat to Arsenal.

"It's not easy when you take decisions about the starting 11, the players not involved in the squad, not playing regularly, they are not happy, but that is normal," said Pochettino.

"I'm happy, his performance is good. Nothing to complain about his behaviour.

"He never showed that feeling to me. That is why I was surprised. The day before we had a conversation and he never showed me that he was angry. Of course disappointed, but I understand that after he was angry.

"I like when the player feels that emotion because it means they're interested in helping the team and they want to play. In front of me he was never upset or angry; he never showed that behaviour, he was normal.

"You can ask me about all the players involved. Of course they are 'fuming'. But I am the boss, that is the problem for the players."

Ian Ferris
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