The 27-year-old Spurs and England left-back speaks exclusively to SunSport in a brutally honest interview
DANNY ROSE has urged Tottenham to sign world-class players before the end of the transfer window.
And as part of a wide-ranging and searingly-honest exclusive interview with SunSport, the Spurs and England left-back, wanted by Manchester United, Chelsea and Inter Milan, makes a string of sensational admissions.
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Rose said: “I am opinionated and I might not have long left in football.
“One thing is for sure, for the rest of this career, I will play this game how I want to play it and, while I am not going to disrespect anyone, I am going to voice my opinions.”
The England star insists he does not believe he or his Spurs team-mates are paid their true worth.
Having recently turned 27, and contemplating a return from the longest injury lay-off of his career, 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.
“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.
“I moved away from home (from Leeds to Spurs) at 16.
“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.”
Rose is sick of hearing suggestions he was not up to it before Pochettino arrived in 2014.
Back then Rose was unpopular with Spurs fans after tough times under Andre Villas-Boas and Tim Sherwood.
And when Pochettino handed him a new contract, many were scathing.
Rose added: “People speak about me and to me as if I had two left feet before Mauricio came to the club.
“But I want people to understand that having one average season, as I’d had, doesn’t make you a bad player. You need to distinguish that.
“I don’t usually blow my own trumpet, but I was a good player before the manager came. I am an even better one now and he has helped me become more consistent.
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