13 August, 2017
Rose apologised for his comments less than 24 hours after the interview was published, claiming: "Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged".
The 27-year-old England global has been a mainstay at left back for Spurs since the 2013-14 campaign, although he missed the back-end of last season after sustaining a knee injury in January.
"If you remember four years ago, the people say, 'Who is Mauricio Pochettino?' I'm sure they used Google or Chrome!"
But asked if Rose would have to "Google" the new additions, Pochettino pointed to the signings of Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon, Dele Alli from MK Dons or Leicester's signing of last season's PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante, now at Chelsea, from French club Caen.
"And when I first arrived here [in England], people wanted to know who Mauricio Pochettino [was] too".
Rose apologised for criticising Spurs' pay structure and transfer strategy in a statement released shortly before Tottenham's press conference to preview Sunday's Premier League match against Newcastle.
Daniel Levy is claimed to be in Amsterdam attempting to seal a deal for the 21-year-old Columbian who has two global caps.
"Not just because they will be better, but we need bodies, you have to be sure that you have enough quality to keep the level".
"If you see the squad, it is obvious that we need a striker. I don't know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere", Rose said.
"I've never seen him be upset about the (lack of) signings either around the players or around the training ground". We were focused from the beginning of pre-season to challenge and try again to prepare ourselves to compete in a very tough league.
"I think the team are very united".
"But you know the problem.straight away it went to the penalty I gave away against Michael Owen".
Tottenham have yet to recruit any players this summer but Pochettino reassured fans there will be new arrivals.