Danny Rose fears his Spurs career is more or less over and says he’s playing for his footballing future on loan at Newcastle.
Danny Rose admits his career at Tottenham has already come to an end. He claims he knew he was no longer needed at the club after Mauricio Pochettino’s departure.
Since joining Tottenham from Leeds as a teenager in 2007, he has gone on to make 214 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring 10 goals.
In this period, Rose established himself as a mainstay in the Spurs ranks under Mauricio Pochettino.
Since that time, Rose found game-time hard to come by and eventually had to settle for a loan-move at Newcastle after becoming a fringe player in North London.
With an Euros call up for England in his sight, the 30-year-old insists he is playing for his future and doesn’t expect Jose Mourinho to retain him at the club next season.
“First and foremost, I am playing for my future. I don’t think I need a bigger motivation than that. I have settled in very well, I love the lads, and staff and the fans.” Rose said via Mirror ahead of Newcastle’s clash with West Ham later on Sunday.
“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out that my days are numbered at Spurs. I am playing for my future – no bigger motivation.”
“It is probably the first time in my career I have been in this situation – never have I been down to less than one year on my contract – so it’s a new experience for me.”
Rose added that he knew he would struggle for game-time the moment Pochettino left the club.
“It’s not enjoyable that you are training and you know you’re not going to be playing at the weekend. That’s difficult. When my old manager lost his job, that was pretty much the end for me.
“I spent November not playing, December not playing, and then I joined here in January. It was very frustrating. I wasn’t needed in the manager’s plans at the moment in Tottenham.”