This morning, many Tottenham fans are waking up to some rather unexpected Danny Rose quotes.

The defender set up an interview with The Sun to voice some of his opinions on Spurs and how he is valued by the club.

On his and the club’s lack of silverware, he said…

“I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.

“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.

“Sorry, that’s not what I am about. I wouldn’t be happy with that. I want to win something.

On a potential return to the north, he said…

“I will say this too — I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when, but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere.

“I am going to make it my priority before I retire to play football up there.

“My short-term focus is to get back to playing like last year and if I do that the long-term will take care of itself.

“I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.”

On his wages and self-value, he said…

“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.

“Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.

“As with everyone else in my team, in my opinion, I am worth more than I am getting.

“I am not speaking on behalf of other players, but that is my view.”

On his pre-Pochettino days at Spurs, he said…

“People speak about me and to me as if I had two left feet before Mauricio came to the club.

“But I want people to understand that having one average season, as I’d had, doesn’t make you a bad player. You need to distinguish that.

“I don’t usually blow my own trumpet, but I was a good player before the manager came. I am an even better one now and he has helped me become more consistent.

“But don’t ever speak about me as if I had two left feet before he arrived. I am not having that. I’ll never forget how some fans treated me when I signed a contract.

“I have been desperate to get that on record and I hope people read about my mindset on that one.

“I am happy at Tottenham, I love my team-mates and the fans have been great for the last three years.

“But I got a lot of stick before Mauricio came to the club. I’ll never forget some of the things they were saying about me.

“Now I want to win things and I want to be in the starting 11 at the World Cup with England. If I have a good season, these things will sort themselves out.”

On the club’s transfer policy, he said…

“I am not saying buy ten players, I’d love to see two or three — and not players you have to Google and say, ‘Who’s that?’ I mean well-known players.

“I mean signings like that are what we need — that’s just my opinion.

“As a Tottenham player I’d love to see more signings. It would lift me seeing a top player come through the door.

“Anyone who says we don’t need any ­signings, I’m not buying into that.

“As a starting 11 we have one of the best in the league, without a shadow of a doubt, but after that… I definitely feel we need to bolster the squad.”

“But hearing Ross Barkley might be available, well I have played with and against Ross and bringing him through the door, in itself, would be a huge boost.

“I’m a huge fan. I terms of physical stature, right and left foot and trying to get him off the ball, he’s like Mousa Dembele.

“If Ross wants to push on to the next level, Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager to do that – just look how many players he has got into the England squad.”

Here’s how fans, journalists and former players reacted to the quotes on Twitter…



  1. Poor old undervalued, underpaid Danny Rose. Perhaps we could have a whip round and buy the ungrateful wretch a ticket for the next National Express service for Manchester!

  2. Problem is we cant sell Rose now but we can get someone in as a third LB but who can also play other left side positions…so LB position can be btween this guy and Davies. In the meantime Rose can sit around and do some more thinking….like he did all these past months culminating in this 11th hour club assassination. Then when we finish off the latest window having purchased our targets that dont have to be found on Google we can tell him he either stays in the reserves or goes to club in a country where the window hasnt closed yet!! And its not in the North! The timing of this guy is unbelievable…


    August 9th will go down in history like its predecessor “The Ides of March – March 15th” as the day that Danny Rose assassinated Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and Mauricio Pochettino. In my opinion this Judas act, given the timing of Rose assassination of the mighty Spurs, is a more dastardly act then that of Judas Campbell.

  4. As a spurs fan, I feel bad about the interview, and I understand the tension this will bring in the dressing room, jisthe twould there das tof go. However, I like us to know that many of the players feel exactly the same right now, and they have been talking behind. Rose is just the coragious one to speak out. I can already see a lot of frustration in Dele.

    There is a complete lack of ambition from Levy.
    These boys work extremely hard and now, they are right up there. Why can the club not multivariate these players?
    Buy some few big names so they can fight for trophies. Mind you, every player needs trophies and medals, not forgetting the wage.
    Levy runs Tottenham like a mid table team. He is just lucky to have Pochetinho who has transformed the team to a tittle challenging team with low profile players.
    If you compare our wage structure, we don’t deserve to be at the level that we are. So pals, mind you that these boys can’t play “church football” for too long, they will take better pay in a more ambitious team and leave.

  5. Walker should have been sat on whatever some people say as his departure has provoked a ‘me tooism’ reaction. Trouble is Levy is pennywise pound foolish, he could have strengthened back when we had Modribc, Bale and Van der Vaart but failed to do so. Now it’s the same again, wonder if Mitchell’s leaving might be behind our inability to get good players in…?

    Whatever, what is needed now is a clear statement of intent and some decent signings pronto. Also a statement to the players as to the future, start with offering huge bonuses to deliver etc. Levy needs to take a lead and back Poch to the hilt

  6. Really shocked at the vitriol and nastiness I`ve read by supporters in the last few weeks for Levy, Sissoko and now Rose

    It`s funny, for years football supporters were not given a voice, and now they are, guess what, turns out most of them are complete morons!

    …..and this is directed at their OWN team, chairman and players on the back of their 2 most successful seasons for 50 years. Are people really that stupid they can`t see that the media try to manipulate and unsettle the best players at the clubs for their own ends. The sad thing is, it works, look at Coutinho at Liverpool and Sanchez at Arsenal.

    It`s just a sad fact of modern football, players come, players go…..accept it and just enjoy the football and support the team

    • great post Peter no one player is greater than the club players are like bus,s there will always be another one coming round the courner


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