Tottenham fans across the country have taken to Twitter today to give their take on the revealing Danny Rose interview released by The Sun this morning, and it’s not pretty.
In an article appropriately coined ‘War Of The Roses’ by The Sun, 27 year old left-back Danny Rose has created chaos at Tottenham just 3 days before their opening game of the new Premier League season after revealing that he would be open to a transfer away from the FA Cup semi-finalists in the near future.
Additionally, Rose called-out Tottenham’s lack of spending in the current transfer window, while also suggesting he’d be frustrated if any new signings were people he’d have to ‘google’ to know who they were.
These outlandish comments have not only caused havoc in the Tottenham camp, but they’ve also completely undermined recent statements of excitement and tranquility from staff and team-mates alike.
Understandably, upon release of the interview social media erupted in response, with the vast majority of Spurs fans slamming the PFA Team of the Year player. Here are some of those responses:
Sell Danny Rose. Was my fave player but disgusted with him. Less what he said so much as going to The Sun and betraying Poch. Moron. #COYS
— Richard Joyce (@R_J_Joyce) August 10, 2017
Disappointed Danny Rose clearly wants to leave but I would rather he left and we got someone in who wants to play for the club.#moneygrabber
— Sean Cairney (@cairneysean) August 10, 2017
Don't see Danny Rose playing for club again. So that's a LB, RB, winger, striker and probably another centre back we need to buy
— Kevin Davis (@KevinDavis007) August 10, 2017
Danny Rose is a disgrace for doing that interview. Very short memory 3 years ago he'd just come back from a loan at Sunderland! #Ungrateful
— Fed Up Yid (@FedUpYid) August 10, 2017
Danny Rose with the most professional of timing. Might as well of called out Levy for a fight #THFC
— Big 18 (@VillageTrundler) August 10, 2017
Danny Rose waits until two days before the new season to announce he wants to leave. Preferred choice – Utd or Chelsea. #mosthatedmanatspurs
— Martin Couper (@Coup4life) August 10, 2017
Earlier in the Summer, Danny Rose gave an interview with TalkSport in which the England international was quoted as demanding for Spurs to make a ‘marquee signing’ to bolster their squad ahead of another season in the Champions League.
Although many Spurs fans have denounced Rose’s timing with the comments, there are some who agree that Tottenham need to spend more money and break the wage cap if we are really to compete at the top level.
There is a line of argument present among the Spurs faithful that Rose is merely pointing out a harsh truth:
That Danny Rose interview – Brutally honest . . . But he's 100% right! We do need proper signings in the door! It's a warning! #THFC
— John Hall (@JohnHall1985) August 10, 2017
Danny rose is on 65k, Luke Shaw is on 70k. Rose is 27, Shaw is 22 and Rose is a LOT better. And people want to critise Rose lol imagine.
— Black Nigerian (@boywivthepower) August 10, 2017
It is important to note that just 2 days ago an article from The Telegraph suggested that Tottenham’s stance on the left-back had not changed despite renewed interest from Manchester United.
The 27 year old signed a new 5 year contract in July and is rumoured to be earning 65-70k a week.
Personally, I don’t want to read too much into these comments. He’s stated he’d fancy a move up North in the future closer to home, so my initial thoughts here were that he’s talking about retirement age, not about any upcoming transfer windows.
He’s said that he wants the club to spend more money on recognised, reputable players as well as paying current players higher wages. Haven’t we all said that before? He’s speaking as though he’s a fan who wants to see the club succeed. It’s frustrating for us at times, so we can understand it being frustrating for him too, on the inside.
He’s known for his candid nature in interviews and he doesn’t bite his tongue, so I don’t think he’s trying to hint towards anything, he’s just saying what he feels.
I don’t expect Rose to be sold. I don’t expect Rose to push for a move away either. SkySources have already confirmed that he hasn’t submitted a transfer request after all.
My chief concern here is the backlash. Will he get booed again? He hated that last time. Couldn’t he have used some common sense? He must have known no good would come from these comments. The media were already against us, they didn’t need any more ammunition.
It’s unprofessional to speak so casually about the internal workings of the club when you’re currently on the payroll. It’s made a laughing stock of himself and his employers and it’s all come out right before our opening fixture.
I feel as though he should be quietly disciplined by the board and the manager and that’s it, so that we can all move on from this stupid story-line.
What do you think? Are you angry with Rose? Do you think he’ll leave? Or do you agree with me that it’s a silly mistake that should blow over quickly?
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