As reported by Mirror, Danny Rose has denied claims that linked him with a move away from Tottenham Hotspur. Instead, the England international has admitted that he is happy and is delighted that he has the backing of manager Mauricio Pochettino.
“So I’ve got a manager there who believes in me. Then if you look at international I’ve got a manager that whenever I’ve been available for selection, I’ve been chosen”, said Rose when asked about his first-team experience this season.
The defender added, “I can’t lie, I am very happy, but I just want to say that everything that was written in the summer wasn’t entirely true.”
But, should Tottenham necessarily keep hold of the services of Rose beyond this season?
Rose’s experience could be key
Rose is one of the most experienced members of the current Tottenham side. He has been a part of Spurs since 2007 when he joined from Leeds United for a fee of €1 million. However, it took four different loan spells before he was able to make his breakthrough at Spurs during the 2013/14 campaign.
The 29-year-old made 22 league appearances in the corresponding season, becoming Tottenham’s number one left-back. And although the defender has since struggled with a host of injuries, he has still notched up over 200 competitive appearances for Spurs. Also, he has appeared in 175 Premier League matches.
It is a tally bettered only five other Tottenham players, including Harry Kane, Jan Vertonghen and Hugo Lloris. Rose’s vast experience in the Premier League is undoubtedly a reason to have him stick around in the team as players now often find it difficult to get used to the fast-paced nature of English football.