Danny Rose may or may not regret some of the things that he said in an interview that ran in Thursday’s issue of The Sun, but he’s being forced to publicly apologize for them anyway. Today, in a statement released by his representation, Base Soccer Agency, Rose apologized to Tottenham Hotspur, calling his comments “ill-judged” and that they were “not meant to offend.”
Here is the full statement.
Statement from Base Soccer client, Danny Rose: pic.twitter.com/AvYZR5s3wv— Base Soccer Agency (@BaseSoccer) August 11, 2017
Earlier reports suggested that Tottenham officials were furious at Rose’s comments coming out in The Sun just days before Spurs kick off the 2017-18 Premier League season, but that he was receiving support in private from other members of Tottenham’s first team. In that interview, Rose spoke freely about his frustration with Tottenham’s lack of activity in the transfer window, implied that Spurs players were not being paid what they are worth, and took issue with how fans treated him before he signed a contract extension in 2014.
Rose continues to recover from a knee surgery that has kept him out of action for the past six months. Reports had suggested that he could be in line to return to Spurs’ lineup by some time in October. The response from the interview has also sparked rumors that he would consider pushing for a transfer should Chelsea or Manchester United decide to make a bid for him in this window.