By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Danny Rose has revealed that his club and international team-mate Dele Alli does not suffer from nerves.
The Tottenham duo are with the England squad preparing for Euro 2016, which starts next month.
Both players have thrived at White Hart Lane under Mauricio Pochettino in a team that finished third in the Premier League after challenging for the title up until the final two matches of the season.
Alli, signed for a modest £5.5million from third-tier MK Dons last year but now the PFA Young Player of the Year and a virtual nailed-on starter for England this summer, goes into the Euros as one of Roy Hodgson’s key players.
Rose has revealed that the midfielder, who played in a No10 playmaker role for the second half of the season, is renowned in the Spurs dressing room for his fearlessness and total confidence.
“Dele is never nervous,” Rose said, as quoted by the Mirror. “He plays with that confidence and arrogance that he is better than whoever he is up against. I admire that and the Spurs manager loves that about him too.
“He is not scared of anybody, it’s great to have that feeling. I don’t think the Euros will faze him, definitely not.”
Rose, Alli, Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Kyle Walker are the current Spurs players in Hodgson’s initial 26-man squad for France and all are expected to make the final cut.
Indeed, four of the five – Alli, Kane, Dier and Rose – are likely to start England’s Euro 2016 opener against Russia on Saturday, 11 June.
In other Tottenham news, the club are closing in on the signing of a new striker after an agreement was reached.