Danny Rose angered the Tottenham Hotspur supporters before the start of the new Premier League season when he revealed that he wanted to return ‘back up north’.
Rose also criticised Tottenham’s lack of transfer activity during the summer, and at that point, it did appear that the 27-year-old’s career with Spurs was coming to an end.
Rose missed almost nine months of action with a serious knee injury, but returned to the Tottenham team for the Champions League clash against Real Madrid last month.
The left-back made his first Premier League appearance of the season against Crystal Palace at the weekend, and has earned a recall to the England squad for their upcoming international friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
Rose, who is valued at £25.2m by transfermarkt.co.uk, spoke to Tottenham’s official television channel after the Palace game on Sunday, and discussed how much it meant to return to the field.
There is no question that the defender’s long-term future is still up in the air, but a number of Spurs supporters are keen for a line to be drawn under the saga.
A selection of the best Twitter reaction to Rose’s interview can be seen below:
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 6, 2017
The guy held his hands up to a mistake. Deep down most actually agreed with his comments just not how he went about it but draw a line now.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) November 6, 2017
He was actually very good yesterday especially for someone who had been out for 10 months. Davies has impressed me by Rose is better.
— Shiv Chadha (@shivch22) November 6, 2017
He regrets those comments and has behaved well . Good on your Danny rose . Good luck with your recovery
— SpursTransfer10 (@SpursTransfer10) November 6, 2017
Good to have you back ????
— ?Rosie Spursgirl? (@Spursgirl8) November 6, 2017
It was so great seeing him back on the pitch!
— Michael Koehn (@attykoehn) November 6, 2017
So glad he is back
— In Rose We Trust (@MarkThomas2002) November 6, 2017
So glad to have him back! Still the best left back in the league, just needs his fitness and match sharpness back.
— Martin Morrison (@martmyte) November 6, 2017
Good to have you back Danny?COYS!
— Colin Hulyer (@ColinHulyer) November 6, 2017
Well said mr rose, keep up the recovery my boy and as you said having you and ben Davies can only benefit @SpursOfficial
— longshanks l (@ColinLawson7) November 6, 2017
Absolutely love Danny Rose
— Graham Widger (@Widgie1982) November 6, 2017