Spurs defender Danny Rose has apologised for his ‘ill-judged’ comments that were released yesterday by The Sun in an exclusive and unauthorised interview with the 27 year old.
On Thursday morning, The Sun quoted the left-back as saying “I am worth more than I am getting” in regards to the limited wage structure in place at Spurs and that he’d have “no qualms” about considering a move away from Tottenham if the right club came in for him.
These comments, on the eve of the opening Premier League fixtures, caused chaos in the Spurs camp with fans and pundits alike voicing their concerns during an eruption on Twitter, while popular media outlets continued to target Tottenham for negative press.
This morning however, according to BBCSport, the Englishman’s representatives released a short statement, in which Rose offered an apology for the ‘timing’ and the ‘manner’ of his comments. His statement said:
“Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged.”
“My words were not mean to offend and for that I would like to apologise to the chairman, manager, my team-mates and the fans. I’d also like to wish the lads good luck ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle.”
It has been reported by The Sun, the same outlet that conducted the interview, that Rose may be facing disciplinary action from the club of a fine of up to two weeks wages, roughly £130,000.
It has been suggested that Rose’s punishment stems from the fact that he did not secure the club’s permission to take part in the interview, and that the full-back is also set to contest the fine.
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