Three Spurs players miss out as Mourinho names Europa squad
Danny Rose, Paulo Gazzaniga and Gedson Fernandes have been omitted from Jose Mourinho’s Spurs squad for the Europa League group stage.
The squad was announced on Thursday morning with Tottenham having to make tough decisions over whether to include a number of players.
Gazzaniga, who was linked with moves to Everton and Liverpool on transfer deadline day, has dropped down the pecking order in north London with both captain Hugo Lloris and Joe Hart preferred in net.
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Rose, meanwhile, has little future at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and was reportedly training with the club’s under-23s side ahead of the new Premier League season.
He spent the second half of last term on loan at Newcastle, making 13 appearances, and has not played for Spurs since their 1-0 defeat at home to Liverpool in January.
The former Leeds trainee was also filmed arguing with boss Jose Mourinho in Amazon Prime Video’s ‘All or Nothing’ documentary series.
Another player to be left out of the Europa squad is Fernandes, who has struggled to find his feet at the club since arriving at Spurs on an 18-month loan deal in January.
The Portugal international has only made one appearance this season in a penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the Carabao Cup.
As well as Hart, other new signings Gareth Bale, Carlos Vinicius, Sergio Reguilon, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Matt Doherty have also been named in the squad.