Former Hull City defender Alex Bruce has admitted that he was left baffled by Danny Rose’s comments about wanting to leave Spurs in 2017.
Tottenham finished second in the 2016-17 season and had an unbeaten home record in what was their final season at White Hart Lane.
The Lilywhites would have won the title that season if not for Antonio Conte’s Chelsea side putting together a brilliant run of form in the second half of the campaign.
Rose revealed in an interview with don.emusic on Instagram (as relayed by Football.London) last week that he was desperate to leave Spurs that summer and wished that it was him instead of Kyle Walker that had got the move to Manchester City.
Bruce has been left puzzled by the 29-year-old’s comments and questioned where he could have gone that would have been a step up from Tottenham.
He pointed out that the left-back was playing the final of the Champions League just twelve months ago.
Responding to Rose’s comments, the pundit told Football Insider: “I think individuals are always entitled to their opinion.
“Danny Rose might have turned round and said that but on the flip side of that he wouldn’t have played in the Champions League final like he did last year at Spurs – you don’t get much bigger than that!
“I think some players come out with comments and you have to say fine, you’re entitled to your opinion but sometimes you have to scratch your head at them because where’s he going to go bigger? He was playing in the Champions League final 12 months ago.”
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Rose’s desire to leave was never about ambition to win trophies but was about earning more. That isn’t meant as a criticism as I feel he is fully entitled to want to maximise his earnings. However, we finished comfortably ahead of Manchester City the season before Walker was sold and so it was Walker’s pay package that Rose was probably jealous of.
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