Danny Rose has hit back at suggestions of another bust-up with Mauricio Pochettino after the Tottenham defender was substituted against Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday.

Rose was taken off in the 70th minute at Wembley after a tussle with Apoel's Roland Sallai left him needing stitches around the top of his left eye.

After returning from nine months out with injury in October, Rose is desperate to regain fitness and he reacted to his withdrawal by marching straight down the tunnel.

He re-emerged soon after to take his place on the bench.

The episode looked fairly harmless but Rose has become a magnet for controversy in recent weeks.