Tottenham defender Danny Rose has said that he has left his entire summer outburst episode behind and has further claimed that his relationship with manager Mauricio Pochettino has not been affected since then.
In a shocking interview with The Sun back in August, the English left-back went on to publicly criticise his team’s lack of ambition in the transfer market and revealed he would be open to making a move away from Tottenham in the summer. Responding to it, the Lilywhites reportedly fined him his two weeks’ wages and he foced him to issue an apology soon after.
Since then, the 27-year-old has been linked with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, and many believe that United could make an official approach in the January transfer window.
Rose made his first appearance for the club this season, since suffering a knee injury in February last season, in Tottenham’s 1-1 away draw against Real Madrid in the Champions League last month. His first Premier League appearance after recovery came against Crystal Palace last weekend.
Speaking about his situation at the club, Rose said that there is no point in digging old graves now, as everything has been forgotten.
“For my part, it is forgotten,” he was quoted as saying by ESPN. “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.”
Rose finally concluded by claiming he is grateful that Pochettino gave him a chance to feature against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu and further said that since both, he and Pochettino, share the same goals.
“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,” the England defender said.
This is encouraging news, considering the speculation that has been around the English defender’s future. There’s no doubt that Danny Rose is a quality player and the competition between him and Ben Davies will only get the best out of both.