Danny Rose has had more harsh words to say about how he was treated in the final few months before departing Tottenham Hotspur last month.
The long-serving left-back joined Newcastle United on loan for the remainder of the season after finding himself falling down the pecking order at Spurs since Jose Mourinho’s arrival in November.
There were reports that the left-back had fallen out with the Spurs boss after he disagreed with being left out of the squad for the trip to Watford last month (Daily Mail), and it was little surprise to see the England international leave in January.
After joining the Magpies, the 29-year-old publically criticised Mourinho for the lack of opportunities he was willing to hand him at Spurs (Independent), to which the Spurs head coach responded by insisting Rose had been given more than enough chances to impress (Football.London)
Now the experienced defender has hit out for the way he was treated in the final few months at the club and revealed his delight at having a fresh start with Newcastle.
Speaking to the Mirror, Rose said: “The last three months has been a situation that I haven’t had since I was 18 or 19 under Harry Redknapp (whilst at Spurs).
“It brought back a lot of frustration and negativity that I don’t want to project or have inside of me.
“Coming here and seeing how the staff treat you is brilliant. The players as well have been great, and it’s a feeling that I’ve missed.
“I’m going to make the most of it for the next three months and, hopefully, we have a great end to the season.
“Off the pitch, Steve Bruce has been great with me if I need anything. He told me exactly what he expects from me when I joined.
“Even him taking the time just to have that conversation with me was brilliant and it’s something that I’ve missed.
“I’m willing to fight for him over the next few months and I can’t wait to get going.”
Spurs Web Opinion
Although I wanted Rose to leave, I am one of the few Spurs fans who still has a lot of affection for the 29-year-old. However, at the moment, he is doing everything he can to alienate the few of us who still hold him in high regard. Rose should focus on delivering on the pitch for the Magpies rather than repeatedly bad-mouthing Tottenham in his interviews.
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