It was a mixed summer for Tottenham Hotspur and England left back Danny Rose as Spurs had made it quite clear that he could move on during the transfer window if he found a project that interested him.
Although the possible move to Watford didn’t come to fruition, manager Mauricio Pochettino stuck to his word and welcomed the 29-year-old back to first team duties, and he has appeared in all four of our Premier League games so far in the 2019/20 campaign.
With the September international break in full flow, Rose is with the England setup once again and The Daily Star have him quoted as giving a pretty in-depth interview on club colleague Harry Kane, especially given all the ‘diving’ headlines we are seeing about the goalscorer.
Rose, however, chose to focus on Kane’s positivity both on the pitch and in the dressing room and he knew that given his natural mental manner, he would brush off the criticism and keep doing what he does best – find the back of the net.
“Harry is mentally very strong and will never pay attention to anything negative said about him. And in the same way, he will never get carried away with the plaudits so he is literally the ultimate professional. He’s the best professional I have ever trained with or played with and his record for both club and country is no coincidence. You saw the standard of his penalties against Bulgaria – that is what he works on every day. It is typical Harry just to respond in the way he did by scoring a hat-trick. He is really dedicated. He does not drink or go out. He does extra every day, working on his left foot and his right. And when things are not going right at our club, he is the first one in the changing room to say what we need to do. He is the first in and one of the last out and it is a great privilege to play with him.”
Rose went on to say that that given Kane’s commitment and attitude his career is no surprise, but given his age, he finds it ‘scary’ that his ‘best years are still to come’ in the game.
With so much negativity flying around at the minute, his performance against Bulgaria certainly answered some critics (and sent others into a meltdown) and then he continued his form in the 19th minute against Kosovo yesterday evening, although his knockers will only acknowledge the penalty, I imagine.