Former Tottenham Hotspur player Garth Crooks has heaped praise on former England left-back Danny Rose following his performance last weekend against Brighton and Hove Albion.
The 28-year-old hasn’t had the best of times at the club since his comments on our wage structure and his questions about our ambition in an interview a number of months ago and added to his injury issues across the period, Rose had largely fallen out of favour with manager Mauricio Pochettino when it came to Premier League games at least.
He has been brought back this season though to compete with Ben Davies and he has taken some plaudits for slightly improving performances, and for Crooks, he was out stand out man at the Amex Stadium.
Writing in his BBC column, he explained.
“Just when I was starting to get concerned, Spurs stop the rot and pull a win out of the bag. Danny Rose has also stopped this talk about leaving the club and started looking like a full-back with purpose again. When he is on his game this lad is an outstanding performer, and against Brighton he produced the perfect ball for Erik Lamela to smash home the winner.”
With plenty thinking he would move on last summer and no deal coming to fruition, at least we are making the most of him now again but inconsistency on the left-hand side of defence is a concern for a number of fans, so one of them needs to step up far more – but at least for now Rose appears to have the upper hand once again.