Danny Rose has been forced into a grovelling apology following his controversial interview criticising the club’s ambition.
Rose spoke to the Sun Newspaper on the eve of the new season and sent a warning to Tottenham over their ambition in the transfer market and suggested he could be open to a transfer to one of the Manchester clubs after indicating a desire to return north.
The interview infuriated Spurs, who docked the 27-year-old two weeks’ wages — worth around £130,000-a-week.
And the defender – who has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea – has now also issued an apology for his actions.
A statement via his Base Soccer representatives read: “Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged.
“My words were not meant to offend and for that i would like to apologise to the chairman, manager, my team mates and the fans.
“I’d also like to wish the lads good luck ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle.”
Rose has come in for widespread criticism for his comments, with former Spurs boss David Pleat one of those to hit out at the England international.
“It’s surprising timing, not the most subtle and his teammates would not be too enamoured with that,” he told BBC 5Live Sport.
“Remember as a left back Rose was no more influential in Tottenham’s fantastic season when they finished second, or the previous year when they finished third, than the other 10 (players).
“But sometimes these things are agent inspired. I can think of several English left backs, Bertrand, Shaw, Chilwell, Gibbs of Arsenal. Danny is not the only left-back in the world.”