Danny Rose interview & what it means

The last thing Spurs need before the new season is player discontent and disruption to team moral. Well, Danny Rose’s recent comments could well do just that after an interview with The Sun.


Rose blasted the club and teammates over new signings:

Under Harry Redknapp we signed Rafa van der Vaart. It was like, ‘Wow, how did he do that?’

“I mean signings like that are what we need — that’s just my opinion.

“As a Tottenham player I’d love to see more signings. It would lift me seeing a top player come through the door.”

“I’ve seen a couple of players previously saying, ‘We don’t need a top signing or signings’.

“But I am sorry, I am not singing off the same hymn-sheet on that one.”

He then went on to discuss his future and wages:

“I am opinionated and I might not have long left in football,” Rose said.

“One thing is for sure, for the rest of this career, I will play this game how I want to play it and, while I am not going to disrespect anyone, I am going to voice my opinions.”

“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.”

“In any walk of life, if you think you are worth a certain amount, why settle for less? I am not that person,” he added.

“I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.”

What does this mean?

Well, in the simplest terms – Rose wants out. He wants more money to put him on a par with the best defenders in the league and this is more than we can afford. He also wants a move “up north” and wants trophies – basically a move to one of the Manchester clubs. Both Mourinho and Guardiola keen on the player. Mourinho has been linked with the player since last season having thrown Luke Shaw under the bus whilst Guardiola saw an approach for Rose flatly turned down following the sale of Kyle Walker to City.

When people speak of Tottenham they talk of the togetherness of the team. Rose has threatened to ruin that. Footballers are taught how to handle interviews with the press, what to say and what not to say. Rose may be being honest here but he knows the consequences of his words and know the attention they will get. Why else do an interview with The Sun?

It’s a big blow.


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