Tottenham star Danny Rose has emerged as one of the best full-backs in the Premier League since the past two seasons, but the England international who joined Spurs as a 16-year-old has admitted that he wants to win trophies and is ready to quit the club.
Rose has opened up in a sensational interview with The Sun about his frustration at the current situation in Tottenham. Spurs are yet to sign a player but has gone on to sell Kyle Walker, and to Rose, Tottenham don’t stand a chance of winning the Premier League with this squad.
The 27-year-old has demanded manager Mauricio Pochettino start splashing the cash.
He said: “Under Harry Redknapp we signed Rafa van der Vaart. It was like, ‘Wow, how did he do that?’
“I mean signings like that are what we need — that’s just my opinion.
He added: “As a Tottenham player I’d love to see more signings. It would lift me seeing a top player come through the door.
“I’ve seen a couple of players previously saying, ‘We don’t need a top signing or signings’. But I am sorry, I am not singing off the same hymn-sheet on that one.
“I think we do need one or two top signings to strengthen the squad. I’m just not buying the idea that we don’t need anyone.”
Having recently turned 27, Rose has admitted that he wants to win some titles before he retires from the game.
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Rose admitted: “At my age, and having missed six months with injury, I have been thinking about this quite a lot.
“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.
Rose currently earns a salary of £65,000 per week and the Tottenham star believes he’s underpaid at the club.
He said: “Being injured has harmed me on and off the field in a lot of ways.
“When you’re injured you get a lot of time to think and I’ve had a lot of ‘what if?’ moments. It’s been hard to deal with.
“One thing is for sure — I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.
“I am not playing as well as I have done not to get paid what I think I am worth.
“In any walk of life, if you think you are worth a certain amount, why settle for less? I am not that person.
“If I get to levels I reached last season — and this goes out to everybody — I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level. I’m not going to be stupid enough not to try and get the most out of it — medals, trophies and salary.
“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.”
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