Tottenham man glad to be back in action and believes he is ‘forgiven’ for controversial interview

Danny Rose is happy to be back in action for Tottenham Hotspur and believes that the fans have ‘forgiven’ him for a controversial interview that he gave over the summer.

Speaking to The Sun in August, the left-back appeared to complain about the wages he was receiving at Spurs and stated that he wanted to move ‘back up north’ before the end of his playing career.

However, he feels that the club’s supporters are now right behind him after he recently made his return from a long-term injury lay-off.

“I don’t think there’s any relationship-building needed [with the fans],” Rose told Yahoo Sports.

“They showed me that at Real Madrid away.

“I wasn’t so much nervous as wary of the reception I was going to get, but it was brilliant.

“I wasn’t expecting that reception.”

The 27-year-old also addressed rumoured issues with manager Mauricio Pochettino, insisting that their relationship was ‘fine’ and labelling the Argentine a ‘class act’ for bringing him on for his first appearance of the season in the recent draw away at Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Rose is currently away on international duty with England preparing for friendlies against Germany and Brazil over the coming week.

Despite making only two starts at club level this term, he has been thrust straight back into the setup by manager Gareth Southgate, who is preparing his team for next summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.