What Danny Rose said about Chelsea last season... Tottenham Hotspur fans won't like these comments

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur and Billy Jones of Sunderland compete for the ball during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadium of Light on January...

Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose is said to be interested in a move to Chelsea.

Danny Rose’s comments to BBC Radio Five Live after Tottenham Hotspur were beaten by Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final last season have added meaning now.

Rose has recently criticised Tottenham in the Sun for their lack of signings, sparking rumours that he could be set to leave the North London club this summer.

Sky Sports suggest that Rose would be open to a switch to Chelsea, if Antonio Conte’s side made a bid.

Danny Rose of Tottenham Hotspur is consoled by Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur as he leaves the field injured during the Premier League match between Sunderland and...

And Rose’s comments on Chelsea’s team from last season are particularly interesting now.

“You know when you’re saying what do Spurs need? I was sat behind the bench at the FA Cup semi-final and I saw Hazard, Costa and Fabregas,” Rose said. “I thought when they came on we’re in trouble and look what happened. It’s scary.”

Chelsea won the FA Cup semi-final 4-2 against Spurs last term, which effectively ended Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s chances of earning any silverware.

Tottenham will be aiming to win the Premier League title over the upcoming campaign, but Rose’s comments could hardly have come at a worse time.

Tottenham get their season under way tomorrow with a match against Newcastle United, and Rose’s public criticism is only likely to serve as a distraction ahead of the season opener.

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...

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