Danny Rose has said he expected a negative reception from our fans once he came on against Real Madrid in the Champions League last night according to an article by BT Sport.
Rose, who controversially in the summer suggested he wanted to leave the club, thanked the travelling support for their backing in the Bernabeu and insists he now wants to focus on winning back his place for Tottenham and for England.
We got a valuable point from our draw with the European champions and Danny made his first appearance since injuring his knee in January and since those controversial comments he made back in August.
The Sun ran an interview with Rose in which he said he wanted to play up north before he retires and that he felt he was not being paid what he believes he is worth at Spurs. The Leeds born star also criticised the club’s transfer policy, claiming he often had to search the name new signings on Google.
The 27-year-old made a grovelling public apology for the interview and to our fans credit there was no hint of any animosity from them on Tuesday. He was applauded onto the pitch and they sang his name during the match and afterwards.
“I was expecting a frosty reception from the fans tonight so I just have to say thank you to them for giving me a great reception when I came on and when I was training afterwards,” Rose said.
“I want to thank them again for chanting my name. I’m trying to look forward now for the rest of the season. First and foremost I have to try to win my shirt back.
“It’s gone now, my manager has forgotten about it and we all move forward and we try to win this club a trophy. It’s forgotten about. My opinions will be voiced in a different way from now on.”
Rose has had a tough time of it and it’s clearly been frustrating for him. He said: “The past eight months have been very difficult, very frustrating,” Rose said.
“It’s been hard to watch the lads do well last season and even this season they’ve done very well. It’s been difficult to watch. But to come on for the last 15 minutes (against Real), it was special and I can’t wait to get going now.”
Rose continued on his absence: “It’s taken a lot longer than expected but I’m over the moon I’m back, I want to win my shirt back here, win my shirt back for England. I want to win something here this season and I want to be in the World Cup squad at the end of the season.
My season starts now and I can’t wait to get going.”
Rose is back, and ready to get going. It’s also nice to see that he won’t walk straight back in to side, and is ready to fight for his place. Do you think he will dislodge Davies? and has he a genuine future with the club?
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