'There is no number one' - Tottenham ace makes honest admission after injury return
By Guy Giles
Tottenham Hotspur defender Danny Rose has admitted that competition for places at the club is fierce and accepts that he will have to share the left-back spot with Ben Davies.
Rose made his first start for Spurs since January during their 1-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace, and came through his first 90 minutes after a serious knee injury in a big boost for both the player and the club.
The left-back was also a surprise inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad for their friendlies against Germany and Brazil.
Speaking to the club’s official website, Rose said: “Obviously I want to play every game but I know there is competition for places and it’s been great to see Ben [Davies] doing ever so well while I’ve been injured.
“As I’ve said right from the beginning, there is no number one, there will be games when he’s playing and games when I’m playing and as long as we push each other to the limit it can only benefit the team.”
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Rose’s return from injury brought mixed feelings for Spurs fans after the player’s controversial comments during the summer, but Rose now looks to be fully focused and firmly back in Mauricio Pochettino’s plans.
Rose admitted that his time away from the game with his injury had been hard, and admitted he was thankful to be back in the fold.
He said: “This is massive for me. I feel very good. It’s been hard mentally and I’m just grateful I’m back involved.”
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