Tottenham fans react to Danny Rose’s interview

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Danny Rose could not have picked a more unhelpful time to go to the press with his frustrations about Tottenham.

The Sun’s
interview with the left-back covered a host of issues, including his unhappiness at Spurs’ relatively low wages, their failure – thus far – to win trophies, and his irritation at their lack of signings.

Ultimately, he has completely trashed what Mauricio Pochettino is trying to do, three days ahead of the start of the Premier League season.

The core of the Pochettino project is about ambition, and the big concern is that the players may not be on board.

It’s impossible to say whether Rose is speaking on behalf of other players, but even if he has made some valid points, the manner of what he has done has infuriated the fans and put the club in an almost impossible position.

Do they let him go, given that they have very little time to replace him? That would send out the wrong message. Equally, can they risk keeping him in the dressing room?

“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies,” he said.

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“I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.

“Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something.

“I will say this too — I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.

On signings:

“I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three — and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.”

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While stressing that money isn’t the only issue, he added:

“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.

“I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth. As with everyone else in my team, in my opinion, I am worth more than I am getting.”

Rose did stress that he doesn’t definitely “want out”, but going to a tabloid newspaper and requesting an interview is not the action of a player who wants to stay.

The England international has very quickly turned himself into a persona non grata in north London, and if he stays, it’ll be very interesting to see what kind of reception he gets:

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  1. Keith Andrew

    Aug 10, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Just shows there is no loyalty in football. Despite Poch not only standing by Rose in the face of a lot of criticism from fans, and Poch improving him as a player that then went on to an England cap thus is how he says thanks. So if he wants to go as Walker did for more money then it has to be when we deem it right not when it suits him so if he ends up playing for the under 23s then tough. Keith Andrew

    • Anthony Gambin

      Aug 10, 2017 at 4:37 pm

      Totally agree!!!!

  2. Anthony Gambin

    Aug 10, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    As a Spurs Fan I have grown fond of Danny Rose and seemed like he was happy and working hard to make Spurs successful, but with these comments I have to agree with Dwayne that it is a stab in the back to go public and makes such demoralizing comments. Spurs are not the only Team to operate in such a way Mr. Rose, Juventus who happen to be Current Champions operate the same way and have the same beliefs and same structure.
    It is a total shame that now a days players are not loyal to the Shirt they wear but more so for the money and self glory. As a person who played football myself and played with heart for the shirt I wore, this is an insult. So if Mr. Rose wants out, I would suggest Spurs get as much money for him as possible and escort him out the door, as I am sure there are plenty of players who can replace him. C.O.Y.S.

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