No Bed Of Roses – Spurs’ Rose Doesn’t Recommend It

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Danny Rose Admits His Agent Was Right!

Spurs and England left back ace, Danny Rose, has come out to tell the truth. But is it the whole truth?

Spurs’ star Danny Rose hadn’t had the best of times, either on or off the pitch, in the lead up to the 2018 World Cup. His field of dreams were injury stricken and his personal-life was aggrieved.

After being diagnosed with depression, Mr Rose admittedly found top flight football to be a drain. The first step to recovery was his diagnoses, this had set Danny on his journey. After going through a rehab program for depression, he is now looking to get back to his best.

Initially seeking diagnoses, then finding the courage to talk about his mental state, Rose now states the game is not as beautiful as you think.

Danny Rose enjoying the beautiful game
Rose enjoying the beautiful game with Spurs.

Inside Info

It appears to stem from Roses’ early days at the start of his career. Danny was informed by his agent, he didn’t know what he was in for, that, as well as having the ability to perform, he should be mentally agile too, at the very least.

Rose says he loves “the job”, but the game is not a bed of Roses. Rose continues by saying he wouldn’t recommend football to children.

“My agent told me when I was 15, 16, ‘you can have all the ability in the world but if you’re not mentally strong enough football will swallow you up’.

“For 10, 11 years, I didn’t have a clue about what he was talking about. It wasn’t until this past year where I’ve realised exactly what he’s meant.

“He’s 100% right with what he told me all those years ago.”

Rose came out telling the truth, he was questioned about the pressures and added,

“There’s pressure, there’s politics, there’s loads of things.

“There’s not just playing on a Saturday and you receiving your money at the end of the month.

“There’s so, so much more to football than what people see”.

He continues “there are a lot of things that happen on a day-to-day basis at club football that I wouldn’t wish on anybody.” See here.

rose not sure what's happening
Rose not sure what’s going on.

We know to some extent the pressures of the game, but have we had a career in his boots? To me he is exactly on point, there’s more to this than what meets the eye. It’s obvious that Danny wishes to speak up, but he has to think carefully with what, and how he says it.

The daily mail also covers Rose and his depression story here.

Moving Forward

I have to put it out there now, the media have fallen silent on Fifa Corruption in recent times. Maybe this is a good sign, and one could assume corruption has gone away. Unless of course more corruption is in the pipelines.

It’s only suspicion at present, but if we put several recent stories together there is a seamless and invisible link.

I guess it isn’t the last we will hear about the ugly parts of the game. The money in it clearly speaks as loudly, or as silently as it wishes.

Fifa sign
It’s in the game!



Sam Ward for SportsGrape.Com



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