Tottenham defender Danny Rose has apologised for any offence caused by an interview he gave on the eve of the new season.
Speaking to The Sun on Thursday, the England international said he had “one big contract left” and “time is running out to win trophies”.
He went on to implore Spurs to sign “well-known” players and relating to his contractual situation added: “I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth.”
But in a statement released by agents Base Soccer on Friday, Rose apologised.
He said: “Having had time to consider my actions, I acknowledge now that the timing and manner of what I said was ill-judged.
“My words were not meant to offend and for that I would like to apologise to the chairman, manager, my team-mates and the fans. I’d also like to wish the lads good luck ahead of Sunday’s game against Newcastle.”
Rose, who has seen his good friend and England teammate Kyle Walker leave for Man City this summer, had said: “I am reaching my peak and have probably only got one big contract left in me.
“Time is running out and I do want to win trophies. I don’t want to play football for 15 years and not have one trophy or one medal.
“I will say this too, I will play up north. I don’t know exactly when but I will get back up north and play some football somewhere. I have been away for over 10 years now and I don’t get to see my mum that often.
“I’m not saying I want out, but if something came to me that was concrete, I’d have no qualms about voicing my opinions to anyone at the club.
“I know my worth and I will make sure I get what I am worth. I don’t know how much longer I might have at this level.
“Anyone who thinks this is primarily for money, that is not the case. But I know what I am worth.”