Ian Wright blown away by unlikely Tottenham player: Chadli couldn't get anywhere near him
By Harry Sykes
Ian Wright was blown away by an “absolutely brilliant” display by Tottenham left-back Danny Rose in his team’s demolition of West Brom on Saturday.
A Harry Kane hat-trick inspired Spurs to a 4-0 triumph at White Hart Lane that secured a sixth consecutive Premier League win and lifted them to second in the table.
Arsenal legend Wright picked out the unlikely figure of left-back Rose, who is ostensibly a defender, as an integral player to the team’s attacking play.
Ex-Tottenham winger Nacer Chadli, who scored in the reverse fixture earlier in the season which ended in a 1-1 draw, was the direct opponent of Rose in Saturday’s clash.
“Rose, especially at home, is unbelievable,” Wright told BBC’s Match of the Day programme on Saturday night. “Nacer Chadli had the thankless task of dealing with Danny Rose, arguably one of the best left-backs in Europe at the moment. Chadli couldn’t get anywhere near him.
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“Once you’ve got the insurance of [Victor] Wanyama and [Mousa] Dembele in there, Danny Rose can just go forward and play.
“They [Rose and Kyle Walker] were absolutely brilliant today. They were really, really good.”
Rose, 26, has made 19 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham this season, scoring two goals and supplying four assists from his left-back station.
But it was Kane who grabbed most of the headlines after taking his goal tally for the season to 15, 13 of which have come in the Premier League.
Only Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez (14) have scored more in the league than the Spurs striker, but he is now in the running to top the scoring charts for the second consecutive campaign after his 25-goal league tally pipped Jamie Vardy to the post in 2015-16.
Tottenham are now second in the league, one point ahead of Liverpool, who visit rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
In other Tottenham transfer news, a striker has signed after Spurs agreed terms.