Tottenham left-back Danny Rose has apologised for the ill-feeling which led to many a set of handbags, nine yellow cards and a brawl after the match against Chelsea.
It was frustrating to see our title hopes end at Stamford Bridge and fans seem torn between those who view it was “fighting spirit” and those who view it as frustration.
Rose clashed with Chelsea midfielder Willian in the second half which led to the spotlight being placed on Mousa Dembele for his part in appearing to touch the eye of Diego “I look 65” Costa.
Many now expect Dembele to face retrospective action from the Football Association and be handed a three-match ban which would see him miss the rest of this campaign and the first match of next season.
“It is not nice to see for kids here or kids watching on TV. I apologise if it looked bad on TV,” Rose said.
“It is a London derby. It is to be expected. We wanted to win and they wanted to stop us having any more say in the title race.
“There are no bad words to say about Chelsea. These are the games you want to be part of. It was a great game.”
The action continued after the game where players and officials from both sides continued to push each other with sub keeper Michel Vorm ready to open a can of whoop-ass on someone. Apparently Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink hit the deck.
“I couldn’t tell you what happened, it was just handbags being thrown,” Rose said.
“I saw the Chelsea manager fell on the floor. I hope he is alright. People were saying from the bench that he conducted himself like a true gentleman throughout the whole game.
“He did not want any trouble to be started.”
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