Danny Rose has issued a statement and apologised to Tottenham after he questioned the club’s transfer policy in a controversial interview given to the The Sun.
The England international,who signed a new long-term contract last year, was critical of Spurs’ lack of spending this summer, Mauricio Pochettino is yet to add to his first team squad, and called for a greater show of ambition.
Having taken time to reflect on his comments, Rose has opted to issue a public apology to his manager and chairman Daniel Levy.
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Rose had originally told The Sun he felt he was underpaid at Spurs and wants the club to sign players that ‘You don’t have to Google’.
The left-back has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea and Manchester United in recent weeks but Spurs are desperate to keep hold of him having already sold Kyle Walker to Manchester City.
Rose, though, said he’d had time to think during his six-month injury lay-off and would consider leaving Spurs for the right offer.
‘At my age, and having missed six months with injury, I have been thinking about this quite a lot,’ said Rose.
‘I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.
‘Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. 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.
‘My short-term focus is to get back to playing like last year and if I do that the long-term will take care of itself.
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‘I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.’
Far from being castigated by his teammates, however, reports earlier on Friday claimed his comments had been well received by several of his colleagues.