Dele Alli delivers verdict on 26-year-old Tottenham teammate
By Will Butcher
Dele Alli has described Tottenham’s Danny Rose as one of the best left-backs in the Premier League.
Rose, 26, was in sparkling form on Saturday as he played a crucial role in Spurs’ 2-1 win against Burnley by scoring the winner with a left-foot rocket that flew past Tom Heaton at his near post towards the end of the match.
Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Alli was full of praise for his England teammate and believes there are not many left-sided defenders better than the Spurs ace in England’s top flight.
“He’s a fantastic full-back – I don’t think there are many better in the Premier League,” Dele declared. “He deserves everything he gets.
“He provides such pace and power down the flank and defends so well as well.”
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Rose has become one of the first names on the Tottenham team sheet under manager Mauricio Pochettino, as he continues to keep Wales international Ben Davies out of the side.
The 11-time England international’s goal pushed Pochettino’s side to within just one point of fourth-placed Arsenal, who lost against Man City on Sunday.
Spurs travel to the south coast to face Southampton next on December 28, as they look to leapfrog Arsene Wenger’s side into fourth place.
Signed from Leeds’ youth academy in 2007, Tottenham’s number three has gone on to make 138 league and cup appearances for the north London giants as well as adding 10 goals and providing 20 strikes in assists.
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