Danny Rose has suggested the fall-out that followed the contentious interview he gave back in August is now in the past.
The Tottenham left-back appeared to criticise the club’s ambition in the transfer market and suggested he could earn a better salary elsewhere.
He was fined two weeks wages, but the 27-year-old claims he and the club have put the situation behind them. (Quotes via ESPN.)
“For my part, it is forgotten,” said Rose. “I think it is forgotten on the club’s point as well. There is no point dwelling in the past. If we want to take the club forward and go that one stage further and win the league and go as far as possible in the Champions League. On my part, it is all forgotten about and I am just concentrating on the job in hand – helping Tottenham.
“Me and the Gaffer are fine. We speak most days. The last three years, the lads will tell you I am the one in his office the most, speaking to him and going through videos and sharing text messages. Even going round his house.
“He has been great at integrating me back into the team and getting me some minutes. I thought him putting me on against Real Madrid, even though it was only for 10 minutes, was a class act on his part, making me feel part of it again, even though he didn’t need to bring me on. As far as I’m concerned me and the gaffer are great and as long as we’ve both got the same goals, which is to win a trophy for Tottenham, then there’s nothing to worry about.
“It has been too long. It has been hard mentally watching the team do well over the last nine or 10 months. I am just grateful that I am back part of it.”
From the supporters’ point of view, it’s brilliant to have Rose back providing competition for Ben Davies on the left. It will be interesting to see who starts against Arsenal in a couple of weeks.