Danny Rose has criticised Tottenham Hotspur following their dismal and lacklustre Champions League loss at the hands of AC Milan.
After full-time, Antonio Conte and his team were greeted with a chorus of boos from disgruntled supporters as Spurs failed to qualify for the quarter-finals.
It’s been a disastrous week for Tottenham supporters.
Conte’s men have now failed to find the back of the net in their last three games, losing two, in which they have been dumped out of the FA Cup and Champions League, while seeing their Premier League top-four hopes suffer a blow with a 1-0 defeat over Wolves.
Despite trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Tottenham produced a limp display and displayed little urgency throughout the game, as they were held to a goalless draw at home to AC Milan on Wednesday.
Spurs lacking ideas and intensity in possession, and it took them until the 94th minute to create a clear-cut chance in the game.
Rose, who is now a free agent after a stint at Watford, was commentating on the last-16 encounter on Sky Sports News.
And it’s safe to say that the former Spurs left-back didn’t pull any punches with his criticism of Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, though he had to bite his tongue to avoid receiving a ban from Hotspur Way.
Speaking on Sky Sports, Rose said: “You say they have the best stadium… you can have the best house but if the furniture’s not the best inside then it’s irrelevant. Going at the hierarchy… I still look to go into the Spurs training ground so I’ll have to be careful what I say but I think that everybody has to be held accountable.
“I heard something recently that the signings have not been great and it’s bizarre as I’m sure I said something like that six years ago and got fined two weeks wages but here we are.
“Everybody has to be held accountable and I think it will be interesting to see where they go from here until the end of the season.”
Rose has never been shy about voicing his thoughts on the club’s transfer policy, and it’s undoubtedly the case that he’s justified.
The Lilywhites have failed to progress under Pochettino despite reaching the Champions League final, owing mostly to a lack of prior investment in the first-team roster.
Spurs’ recruitment strategy thereafter has been mixed at best, despite making some progress since Fabio Paratici arrived at the club.
Levy himself recently admitted that the club has made some blunders in the transfer market over the past few seasons.
The focus now turns to achieving a top-four berth for Spurs, with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool breathing down their neck for the final Champions League spot in the Premier League table.