Rose played key role in bonding meal despite Poch pushing him to brink

first_imgDANNY ROSE took the lead in planning Spurs’ team bonding trip to swanky Mayfair restaurant Novikov last Thursday.The left-back was linked with a move away from the club all summer but still stepped up to the plate to organise the night out.2 Danny Rose was heavily involved in organising Spurs’ night out to posh Mayfair restaurant NovikovThe struggling Tottenham stars showed their support for under-fire Pochettino by treating him to a slap-up meal at the posh Mayfair eatery.Spurs players texted the Argentine boss asking him to meet them at Novikov – a favourite dining spot for millionaire Premier League footballers.And Rose was heavily involved, according to the Mail.It comes just months after Spurs made it clear they were ready to let Rose leave the club.The left-back, 29, was left out of Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Asia so he could find a new club to join.FALTERING FORMPoch’s future and morale among the squad has been heavily called into question this season following a worrying drop in form.And Rose himself was criticised for Liverpool’s second goal at Anfield on Sunday in Tottenham’s latest defeat – a 2-1 loss at the Premier League leaders.But the Argentine boss is confident the team trip will boost results on the pitch.Speaking after the jaunt, he said: “It was very good, it was very nice, very kind of them to invite the coaching staff.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”It was busy. We spent a few hours there and it is always nice to see people in a different environment.”It is going to help in the long-term. You cannot measure how much it will help, 20 per cent, 30 per cent.”In the dynamic of the group, this team bonding, for different players or the new players, makes the group stronger.”2Harry Kane tells Spurs they must be ‘braver’ as striker admits there are NO positives to take from Liverpool losslast_img read more

ICC World Twenty20: Lasith Malinga is irreplaceable, says Thisara Perera

first_imgPremier Sri Lankan all-rounder Thisara Perera on Friday said that it would be ‘impossible’ to get a substitute for speed merchant Lasith Malinga but able replacements for Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara may come through in the next 5-6 years.”It will take at least 5-6 years for the Sri Lankan team to replace Mahela and Sanga. At least when it comes to the two batting slots. Even Sanga initially needed some time to settle down. So, for a player to settle down, it may take another two to three years,” Perera said on Friday. (ICC World T20: Lasith Malinga ruled out due to knee injury) But what was more alarming was his assessment of Sri Lankan cricket post Malinga’s imminent international retirement.”We will never get another guy like Lasith. It is not possible. Also we have off spinners and leg-spinners but there are no quality left-arm spinner like Rangana Herath. We don’t have any,” Perera lamented.Asked if there is any batsman who has caught his attention, the allrounder named Roshan Silva. “It is my observation but there is Roshan Silva who can be a good prospect. He has been playing for Sri Lanka ‘A’ team.”last_img read more