Tottenham defender Danny Rose apologised yesterday to his bosses for any offence caused by a contentious recent interview.
Speaking to a national newspaper on Thursday, the England international (pictured) said he had “one big contract left” and “time is running out to win trophies.”
He went on to implore Spurs to sign “well-known” players and, relating to his contractual situation, added: “I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.”
But in a statement released by agents Base Soccer, Rose apologised.
He said: “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 teammates and the fans. I’d also like to wish the lads good luck ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle.”
Mauricio Pochettino said he has forgiven the England full-back.
“[Rose’s apology] was important and good,” Pochettino said.
“Sometime as a player you are frustrated for different reasons. But the players are calm and the club is calm. I forgive him.”