Pep Guardiola has urged Tottenham’s Danny Rose to continue ‘fighting’ against racism.
The England international has been vocal about the racist abuse he has suffered during his career, admitting he ‘can’t wait to see the back of football‘ with frustrations high over a lack of action.
Rose was one of several England players, alongside Raheem Sterling and Callum Hudson-Odoi, to be subjected to racist chanting during the recent Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro.
Rose has since voiced his frustrations over a lack of action from authorities, suggesting the inadequate level of punishment is failing to eradicate the problem.
Manchester City boss Guardiola has urged Rose to continue ‘fighting’ and says he will tell the full-back when his side face Tottenham in the Champions League quarter-finals next week.
“Danny Rose has not to do that. And I will tell him when I see him next Tuesday,” Guardiola told the press ahead of his sides FA Cup semi-final tie against Brighton tomorrow.
“The best way to fight and combat this kind of terrible situation is fighting and being there every day – and of course he is an extraordinary footballer.”