FORMER Tottenham star Danny Rose had to restrain himself from going in two-footed and earning a ban from his old club after their Champions League exit.
Spurs produced a limp display as they were held to a goalless draw at home to AC Milan on Wednesday.
And that was met by a chorus of boos from supporters as they were dumped out of the Champions League 1-0 on aggregate in the last-16.
That has condemned the North London club to a 15th-straight year without silverware as pressure mounts on boss Antonio Conte.
The Italian has refused to sign a new deal with fans also growing fed up with his uninspiring and negative tactics.
Spurs are currently fourth in the Premier League.
That’s a position that Conte did well to guide them to last season, but with this result coming just seven days after a shock FA Cup defeat at Sheffield United, unrest is mounting.
Supporters also regularly protest for chairman Daniel Levy to leave the club and the future of the club’s record goalscorer Harry Kane also remains unclear.
Back in 2017, ex-England international Rose spoke exclusively to Sun Sport and urged Tottenham to sign world-class players while he was still playing for them.
And he also insisted that he did not believe he or his Spurs team-mates were paid their true worth.
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The 32-year-old, who is now a free agent after a stint at Watford, was covering the Milan disaster for Sky Sports on Wednesday.
And he admitted that he had to be careful what he said as he took aim at his old employers.
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.”