The full-back spoke to the Sun in midweek, and revealed that he felt he and his Spurs team-mates were underpaid and that the club needed to sign ‘two or three’ well-known players.
Rose has since apologised and accepted that the timing and manner of his comments was “ill-judged”, which was accepted by Mauricio Pochettino, however ex-Manchester United defender Gary Neville believes Rose was wrong to do the interview in the first place.
“Going and announcing that to a newspaper of any kind is just ridiculous,” he said on Sky Sports Friday Night Football.
“It’s just not professional. When you are trying to promote yourself to other clubs potentially, I can’t believe that other clubs would be impressed with that.
“I know Danny Rose. He is a fantastic player, but he has been mishandled. Whoever is advising him to do that is ridiculous.
“People will say it’s honesty, but there is a professional way in which you go about doing things.
“Did he not sign a five-year contract 10 months ago? And he’s been injured for half of that.
“Tottenham have been fantastic for Danny Rose. In our first couple of years with England he was very much fringe – the fourth or fifth left-back. Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham have turned him into the world-class player he is.
“The fact of the matter is, Danny Rose can ask to leave the football club – there’s no problem with that and it’s happened historically in the game – but the way in which you go about it in a respectful manner is important, I think.”
Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, also speaking on Friday Night Football, was similarly critical of Rose.
He said: “We all know about the wage structure they have there, the manager has done a fantastic job to keep Spurs second in the last two years, it can’t last forever because players will get unhappy, but you never say that publicly.
“The worst thing he said was “I don’t want Tottenham to have to sign players we have to Google.” How disrespectful that is to some of the players in there.
“When he went there as a youngster from Leeds I bet Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov had to Google him.”
Rose is currently injured and will miss Tottenham’s trip to St James’ Park on Sunday when they take on Newcastle United in their first Premier League game of the season.
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