Spurs fans here in the Tavern are in a sense of confusion after one of their star men was seen to be missing in their vital North London clash.
Mauricio Pochettino has received nothing but praise since he began his legacy at White Hart Lane back in 2014.
Now, 4 seasons later he’s started to receive his first load of critics, slamming the Argentine for his judgement in the recent 2-0 North London Derby loss. In one of the most hotly anticipated fixtures of their calendar year, the Spurs gaffer got it all wrong, opting to field the side in a negative manner combined with the decision to drop the formidable English prodigy Harry Winks for the out of form Mousa Dembele.
But this wasn’t the only noticeable wrongdoing for Pochettino this weekend, as pundits here in the Tavern didn’t hold back in raising questions about the location of Danny Rose, who had recently returned back to full fitness after an ankle injury.
The Tottenham left-back has played a vital part in Pochettino’s Tottenham reign so far, providing consistent world-class performances that have aided the build and provided the base that the Argentine currently stands tall on today.
Understandably, in such a big game oozing with pride for the longstanding Spurs players, Danny Rose was beyond angered at the gaffers choice to snub the left backs chances of a Derby day feature, with the left-back being left out of the match-day squad.
Perhaps Pochettino has already made up his mind on the England defenders future?
After links in recent weeks have suggested that fellow title challengers Manchester United are listed as favourites to swoop in for the services of the left back in the January transfer window, something surely likely to have an impact going forward. Though Kyle Walker was replaced, getting a top class left-back to replace Rose could be another task entirely.
With anger and fury still fresh in the brain for England international Danny Rose, a January transfer move for the left-back is looking more likely than ever.
Spurs fans, thoughts?