It’s rare to hear a player speak as candidly as Danny Rose did on the BBC last night.
The Tottenham left-back has endured a frustrating three months out and missed several crucial games in the title run-in.
Remarkably, though, the England international still made it into the Team of the Year.
Rose has been a revelation for Spurs and is quite possibly the finest left-back in the Premier League.
A player of his quality deserves to be winning silverware, but he is hoping to achieve that in north London.
When asked what Mauricio Pochettino’s men need to get over the line having come so close two years running, Rose admitted they need “one marquee signing”.
Spurs do not compete with a lot of the top clubs when it comes to wages, but the defender insists the squad can stay together nonetheless.
“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.”
Rose may well have been referring to his full-back partner Kyle Walker, who is being widely linked with a move to Manchester City.
There are few better places to play than Spurs right now, but it remains to be seen whether they will continue to punch above their weight after they move to Wembley next season.