Danny Rose has hit back at former Newcastle manager Ruud Gullit for his criticism of Tottenham, according to Football365.
Tottenham reversed all the odds in the second half of their Champions League semi-final second leg against Ajax, scoring three goals within 45 minutes to qualify for the final.
But Gullit took aim at Rose and team-mates Dele Alli and Victor Wanyama after last week’s 1-0 home leg defeat, saying: “Dele Alli, oh my god, technical wise so bad. (Victor) Wanyama, my god, technical wise, (Danny) Rose too.”
Rose hit back after last night’s 3-2 win, stating: “Seeing people’s comments like Ruud Gullit, after the first game, and how rude he was… It’s nice we fought back tonight and hopefully shut him up.
“He was very critical of individual players and saying how bad we were technically and he’s bang out of order for that. That was fuel to the fire and hopefully he eats his words after tonight.”
Rose is never shy about saying what he thinks and it’s clear that the criticism Spurs got after that first leg loss stung.
Gullit did go slightly too far talking about three players’ technical ability and obviously Tottenham took the spoils last night to prove that they’re not quite as bad as the Dutchman thought.