Danny Rose bitter at Tottenham Hotspur teammates having it easy

Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City fouls Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at Etihad Stadium on January 21, 2017...

Tottenham star feels his teammates should have to fight for their positions.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose gave a brutally honest interview to The Sun this week in which he criticised the lack of investment at the club.

Among the more notable lines were Rose's barbed comments that his teammates should have to fight harder for their places.

Rose competes with Ben Davies for his spot at left-back, and feels his colleagues must be pushed harder.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old...

He said: "I have competition for my place but why shouldn’t everyone have competition for their places?

"Top-class competition where, if you have two average games, you might lose your place. I have that and I don’t see why anyone else shouldn’t.

“I want world-class players to come through the front door to make you fight for your place.”

Pablo Zabaleta of Manchester City (obscure) and Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur (R) battle for possession during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at...

Rose's comments are understandable in one regard. He is determined to make Tottenham a better club and hopes that by forcing the issue he will make them stronger.

The timing however is off, coming just three days before the club's season begins.

It is up to Tottenham's team to show they can be galvanised by Rose's comments, with the defender injured for the league opener.

Chairman Daniel Levy will not be able to ignore the England international's outburst - and the pressure is on him to deliver the big names before the transfer window closes.

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