“Someone like Harry Kane, I can tell you that his mindset will be ‘I’m staying at Tottenham, I’m going to break every single record, I’m going to captain this club into the new stadium’ so when you’ve got a player like him with that mindset I don’t think Tottenham have to worry.
“But it depends where the individual is in the stage of his career. He might feel he has done enough at Tottenham and might fancy a change or might feel Tottenham is the nearly club that nearly wins the league and might choose to move on.
“The club can only try and make a player see that they are going in the right direction and ‘if you stick with us it won’t be long before we are winning something’.”
‘Imagine if Alli or Eriksen got injured’
Rose has not played since the end of January because of a knee injury, but his absence is one of the few that the north London side suffered this term.
Eight players made at least 30 Premier League starts, with influential midfielders Alli and Christian Eriksen starting 36 and 35 games respectively.
“We could have a better squad in terms of depth,” he said. “Thankfully Dele doesn’t really get any injuries but just imagine if that happened or someone like Christian got injured.”
Pochettino v Redknapp
Rose is the longest-serving player in the Tottenham squad, having joined the club from Leeds in 2007.
He scored a spectacular 35-yard volley on his league debut against Arsenal in 2010 but struggled to establish himself under both Redknapp and Andre Villas-Boas.
Asked about Pochettino, who has been in charge at White Hart Lane since the summer of 2014, Rose said: “I wish he was my manager from when I was 18.
“Working under Harry was difficult and I sort of gave up thinking I could play for Tottenham week-in, week-out.
“The kids don’t realise how lucky they are to have a manager like the one we’ve got now. If I was one of them I’d be rubbing my hands together – as a young kid it’s the best time to be playing for Tottenham.
“Whenever we go through a difficult moment he doesn’t want us to panic, he studies the game all day and night and fully trusts us to cope with whatever he asks of us.”