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The Brutal Way Danny Rose Lost His Tottenham Hotspur Shirt Number

The Brutal Way Danny Rose Lost His Tottenham Hotspur Shirt Number

Danny Rose didn't know he'd lost his shirt number at Tottenham Hotspur - until a friend saw it on TV.

Spurs announced their shirt numbers on Friday ahead of the new season resuming and Rose, who has been the club's number three since 2012, was omitted.

The Athletic have reported the England international was informed his Spurs career was over after returning from a loan spell at Newcastle United.

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But the 30-year-old didn't know the club had taken his number from him, with a friend informing him of the news.

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Rose's relationship with Jose Mourinho is at a breaking point and the Spurs boss recently insisted the left-back should seek a move to Serie A outfit Genoa.

"If Genoa gets Danny Rose, I think they get a good player," he begun per Daily Mail.

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"If they get a good player in the last year of his contract, I think they're in a privileged position to do a good deal for them. And if Danny Rose goes there, I wish him all the best.

"It's one of the things that was very clear you that you could learn from one of the Amazon bits is that Danny is the kind of guy who wants to play all the time."

He last played for Spurs in a 1-0 loss to Liverpool back in January and not long after, he confronted Mourinho about his situation.

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The frosty meeting was documented in Amazon's 'All Or Nothing' documentary and Rose wanted to find out "what the problem is."

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It was awkward from the get-go, Mourinho asking Rose what he meant, who responded saying: "You know exactly what I mean, how I'm being treated."

"I was very excited when you came as manager, but if you don't want me to play, I'd rather you just tell me now, and I'll stay at home gaffer, and I'll train at home."

Mourinho states he wants to be "open as possible because you deserve that" and states that he was "fantastic in training" prior to the game against Liverpool, where he felt he didn't play well.

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Rose claimed other players have been "s***" in training and matches but continue to be selected and ended the conversation stating he would be going to see chairman Daniel Levy, before walking out.

He added: "I respect what you're saying about I didn't play well against Liverpool, which is true, but I play once every four weeks.

"Do you want me to be man of the match and give my best performance when I play one game and then I don't play again for three or four weeks?

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"The defence has kept two clean sheets, they play every game. It's not fair.

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"I wasn't good against Liverpool, it wasn't my best game, you are right and I respect what you say but other people have been s*** in training, s*** in games, but are in the squad every game. It's not fair.

"It's facts and the whole changing room knows it's facts. I'm going to see Daniel as well so when Daniel's in tell him I'm looking for him."

Rose is currently training with the U23s, while the Spurs lost their opening game of the season 1-0 to Everton.

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Topics: Spurs, Football News, Danny Rose, Jose Mourinho, Tottenham Hotspur, Football, Transfers, Premier League

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelance journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.