Danny Rose blames home form for Tottenham Hotspur position

Danny Rose believes that Tottenham Hotspur's home form has been "unacceptable" at times this season.

Danny Rose has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur's home form has been the main reason for the club losing ground in the fight for a spot in the top four.

Spurs are seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City and three of the clubs above them in the Premier League also have games in hand.

Rose believes that dropping points at home could ultimately cost Spurs but he has urged the squad to continue to battle.

"We've got to keep fighting until the end but it's going to be very hard to break into the top four," Rose told The Independent. "Man City have three games in hand, Liverpool are playing extremely well, and Chelsea and Arsenal are playing well as well. We might have to look to next season now.

"Some of the games we have lost and drawn at home, it's been unacceptable."

Spurs return to action against Southampton on Sunday.

Tottenham Hotspur's Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane in north London on December 26, 2013
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