Former England international Graeme Le Saux fears that Danny Rose’s comments about Spurs could have a major impact on the team’s success.
Rose shocked many with his remarks in an interview in The Sun on Wednesday evening, stating the team needed to add to their squad with players he ‘didn’t have to Google’, as well as saying that he would move back to the north at some point in his career.
Despite the England international’s comments, the player’s agent has this lunchtime released a statement from Rose apologising about his remarks regarding the club.
On top of Rose’s comments, Le Saux feels that the club’s home games at Wembley and lack of depth will see Arsenal pip Spurs to a top four finish.
Le Saux, speaking exclusively to Betfair, said: “When I looked at Tottenham earlier in the summer, I thought the main issues they’d have would be a) keeping the key players and the manager, and b) the ‘Wembley effect’ as White Hart Lane was a fortress for them last season.
“But the Danny Rose interview, where he complains about being underpaid and about the lack of transfer activity, could mean those problems would pale into insignificance if team spirit is affected, as it’s fundamental to the success of this Spurs team.
“The Tottenham ethos is based on togetherness and if the Rose comments have an impact on that they will damage the foundations of what their success has been built on.
“Mauricio Pochettino has helped make all of those players – including Rose – better and they should have been really positive going into the new season as there’s not much more they could have done last season.
“They were the most enjoyable team to watch, with everyone playing to the highest standard.
“But with the Wembley issue there and concerns over the depth of the squad, I fear Tottenham will miss out on top four – pipped by their north London rivals.”