Danny Rose on entering the peak of his career
“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.
“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.”
Jamie Redknapp on Spurs’ hopes for the season
They haven’t bought anybody, but they will. I think Ross Barkley’s a certainty to be in a Tottenham shirt by the end of the window and I think he’ll be a great signing.
I think they’ve got the best XI in the division, apart from the fact they’ve lost Kyle Walker. You can name their team and you can’t do that for many other teams in the Premier League. I look at Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertongen and Danny Rose at the back; Dele Alli, Victor Wanyama and Eric Dier in midfield, and you’ve got the best striker in the league in Harry Kane.
They are going to be really, really close and a couple of signings might take them to the next level, which is the frustration for all Tottenham fans. Wembley will be a problem for them, I must admit, but I think Tottenham will go very close and I wouldn’t be surprised if they win the title this year.
Redknapp on the improvements Tottenham need to make.
“Mauricio Pochettino would like to bring in another right-back I’m sure. You’ve got Dier who can play centre-back and Wanyama played centre-back at Celtic so that area is not a problem, but I think there’s a problem if Christian Eriksen or Dele Alli picks up an injury.
“I think Barkley would be the perfect player to do something different and I wouldn’t even be surprised if they put in a late bid for Wilfried Zaha.”
Danny Rose on Injuries and Wages
“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.”
Hugo Lloris on his time at Spurs and his relationship with the Fans.
“As a man and as a goalkeeper I really enjoy my time here, inside this building, outside this building, my family too. It’s true the most important thing for me is to feel competitive and to be ready for new challenges both in front of me and the team and that is the way I think, the way I take life. I will bring all my energy and strength to help this team again.
“The connection between the players and the fans is so important. It’s part of the identity of the club. We can feel that in the last few years. There is something new with Wembley for one season, a transition until we get to the new stadium, and we will deal with that. We are ready. The last performance against Juventus means we are capable of playing at a high level at Wembley.”