Danny Rose, a figure once adored by the vast majority of the Spurs fanbase, now turned public enemy number one.
After his interview with the Evening Standard this week, I have seen a lot of stick thrown Rose’s way on social media, which I simply do not understand.
In this interview, Rose merely stated that Daniel Levy has told him there will be no new contract at Spurs, but he wants to stay for the 18-months he has left.
Some have labelled this as a selfish move, something that I disagree with. Rose signed his contract and is well within his right to stay for as long as possible, just as Eriksen, Alderweireld, and Vertonghen have done.
Rose clearly wants a new deal at the club, but Levy is not willing to give him one. Based on his current form, this is also probably the right decision from Levy.
However, what many are forgetting is that this is a player who has been at Spurs for 12 seasons. He is the longest-serving player at the club. He has played over 200 games. And he clearly has Spurs running through his veins.
While fans have every right to call Rose out for his poor defending of late, I honestly do not believe that he deserves any abuse off the back of this interview.
If anything, it is an interesting insight into how Poch and Levy seem to be on very different wavelengths.
I have always appreciated Rose’s honesty, as the fans rarely get a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes at Spurs.
I also whole-heartedly believe that Rose always puts in maximum effort on the pitch, even if he seems to be beyond his best now.
Perhaps that fans simply have to acknowledge that Rose is not the player he used to be, but he is still the same man he has always been at Tottenham, which should be applauded and respected.
I sincerely hope that when his Spurs career comes to an end, he will be treated as a club legend as he deserves.
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