By Dominic Toner
Danny Rose has been named on the substitute’s bench for England on Saturday – and Tottenham fans were confused on Twitter with the decision.
Gareth Southgate has named his team for the World Cup qualifier against Malta and opted to play Ryan Bertrand ahead of Rose.
The Spurs left-back has been an injury doubt after leaving training early in the week and has also been unlucky with injury already this season.
Rose, 26, missed five games in all competitions after picking up a hamstring injury and his understudy Ben Davies filled in.
England face Slovenia on Tuesday in their next fixture and Southgate may use that game to deploy his other left-back Rose.
The Spurs supporters have expressed their opinion on their player’s omission from the team and believe he is much better than Bertrand.
Here are a selection of the messages:
Is Danny Rose injured? How can anyone watch Rose and Bertrand and think the latter is better.
— Andy (@andyperry79) October 8, 2016
Is Danny Rose injured!? If not, why is Bertrand starting ahead of him?!
— bilbo (@IBilboZz) October 8, 2016
Ryan Bertrand being picked ahead of Danny Rose is completely and utterly comical from Southgate unless he's resting him for Tuesday's game.
— Ricky Sacks (@RickSpur) October 8, 2016
Danny Rose unreal this year 🙄 Poor lad #England
— Gareth D. Jagger (@GaziJagz) October 8, 2016
Danny Rose and Rashford should just be instant starters in every England team
— yży (@Sam1Poundsta) October 8, 2016
Ryan Bertrand over Danny Rose, okay then Gareth
— •Jack• (@heyimjaack) October 8, 2016
Rose has become a crucial member of a Spurs side who challenged for the Premier League title last season.
The Londoners have started the new campaign in good form and are currently just a point behind league leaders Manchester City, after holding the only unbeaten record in the division.
Rose is now considered as Spurs’ first-choice left-back and he has now made 127 appearances for them.
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