TOTTENHAM sent Danny Rose to Newcastle after he branded team-mates “s**t” and accused Jose Mourinho of picking his favourites.
The final straw for the 30-year-old came when he was axed again for the 0-0 draw at Watford on January 18.
Rose turned up at the club’s Enfield training HQ the following morning to have it out with his gaffer.
The meeting — shown in a new episode of Amazon Prime Video’s hit new documentary All Or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur — went like this . . .
Danny Rose: “Gaffer, I was just wondering what the problem is?”
Jose Mourinho: “What do you mean by that?”
DR: “You know exactly what I mean. How I’m being treated.
“You know I was very excited when you came in as manager but if you don’t want me to play I’d rather you just tell me now and I’ll stay at home gaffer and I’ll train at home.”
JM: “No but let me try to be as open as I can with you, because I think you deserve that.
“When I arrived, you played some matches, you were on the bench for other matches, I didn’t select you for other matches.
“And I think also this is not what a player wants because a player wants to feel the trust. But also it was not a gun and the player was playing more.
“Before Liverpool you were fantastic in training. That made me decide that in probably the most difficult game against the most difficult opponents you play. I think you didn’t play well.
“Then the next game against Middlesbrough, (Japhet) Tanganga played so well and did so strong defensively and does not make any mistakes because he is so fast and so powerful.
“I cannot say are you going to be first choice, are you going to play every match. It depends on you.”
DR: “OK, I respect what you’re saying about I didn’t play well against Liverpool, which is true. But I play once every four weeks.
“Do you want me to be Man of the Match and give my best performance when I play one game and then don’t play again for three or four weeks? The defence has kept two clean sheets, they play every game. It’s not fair.”
JM: “So who do you want me to play instead of them?”
DR: “No, you’re the manager. But you’re saying to me I was s**t against Liverpool.”
JM: “No no no no, not s**t.”
DR: “OK, I wasn’t good, it wasn’t my best game. You’re right and I respect what you say. But other people have been s**t in training, s**t in games but play every game and are in the squad every game. It’s not fair.”
JM: “That is your perspective.”
DR: “It’s facts. The whole changing room know it’s facts. Not fair. And I’m going to see Daniel (chairman Daniel Levy) as well.”
JM: “I think you are an honest guy so you should.”
The documentary then shows Levy telling Mourinho that Rose wants to join a top club but the only ones willing to take him on loan are Newcastle and Bournemouth — and the defender does not want to go to the Cherries.
Rose moved to the Toon a few days later for the rest of the season.
He said later: “If I have a problem or am not happy about something, I have to be able to have an honest debate or conversation with somebody. He is a very straight talker, as am I.”
This is not the first time the out-spoken star has criticised team-mates.
Three years ago, he said he had to Google ex-boss Mauricio Pochettino’s signings to know who they were.
Rose admitted: “I can be a bit of a handful. There have been times I’ve said a few things in anger when we’ve lost. But it’s just how I’m programmed. I want to win.”
He added: “Obviously I do want to play every week, if possible.
“He’s the manager and you have to respect him because only 11 people can play and if a squad’s been assembled to have two very good players in each position, you have to realise you can’t play every game.
“So I think it’s just something you have to come to terms with when you get closer to your 30s.
“I’ve spent pretty much all my professional career at this club and I just wish I was involved.
“I fully believe I am Tottenham’s best left-back still — and I can’t watch centre-backs and right-footed centre-backs play in my position. It’s a slap in the face, basically.”
Rose’s Spurs contract runs out at the end of the season.
He said: “Everybody has a price in football and sometimes when you get to a certain age, or have a certain amount of years on your contract, people within a football club will think it’s time to move somebody on, or get someone younger in.
“It’s a business. You have to try to not take that too personally.
“Moving to Newcastle was part of wanting to play and thinking the Euros were this summer. I’m thankful the club allowed me to.”