Danny Rose slammed Ruud Gullit after Tottenham beat Ajax (Picture: Getty)Danny Rose is hoping that Tottenham’s win over Ajax silenced Ruud Gullit after the Dutch legend laughed at their first-leg performance in a thrilling Champions League semi-final.
Spurs appeared down and out after Ajax took a 3-0 aggregate lead in Amsterdam on Wednesday night with Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech finding the net in a nightmarish opening 45 minutes for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
However, Fernando Llorente changed the tie after replacing Victor Wanyama at half-time and Lucas Moura was Tottenham’s ‘superhero’ – as Pochettino put it – with a stunning hat-trick to set up an all-English final with Liverpool.
Rose was one of Tottenham’s standout players before his substitution in the 82nd minute at the Johan Cruijff Arena but he was on receiving end of some strong criticism from ex-Chelsea and Netherlands star Gullit after the first leg last week.
‘A lot of players were disappointing because I see them every week in the Premier League,’ Gullit told beIN SPORTS following Tottenham’s defeat in London.
‘Dele Alli, oh my god, technically wise so bad. Wanyama, my god, technically wise, Rose too.
‘Like I said I see them every week and how is it possible to make so many mistakes? ‘I know you’re under pressure but you need to know what to do and they didn’t.’
“I’m very proud of them.”
“But a lot of players, disappointing. Dele Alli…so bad!”
Dutch legend @GullitR full of pride for that Ajax performance but in disbelief over Tottenham’s.#beINUCL #TOTAJA
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— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS) April 30, 2019
Rose hit back at Gullit in the aftermath of Tottenham’s dramatic win, claiming that the Dutchman was ‘bang out of order’ with his comments.
‘It’s nice we fought back tonight and hopefully shut him up,’ the England left-back told Sky Sports.
‘He was very critical of individual players and saying how bad we were technically and he’s bang out of order for that.
‘That was fuel to the fire and hopefully he eats his words after tonight.’
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