By Russell Edge
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for left back Danny Rose after the role he played in the club’s Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Pierre Emerick Aubemeyang had given the German side the lead at the Signal Iduna Park with a well taken first half strike, but Harry Kane’s equaliser and Heung-Min Son’s winning goal after the break ensured that the three points returned to London.
It also extended Spurs’ unbeaten run in Europe this season, having secured four wins and a draw from their clashes against Dortmund, Real Madrid and Apoel Nicosia, and the victory means Pochettino’s men will progress to the knock out stages as group winners.
However while the Argentinian manager expressed his admiration for his players’ achievements on Tuesday, he singled out the display of Danny Rose, who completed 90 minutes for just the second time this season following his major injury layoff since the start of the year.
Speaking to the press after the game, he was quoted by football.london as saying: “I think the whole team was very good, fantastic performance.
“Danny Rose was fantastic too. We must recognise that. In the second half, and the whole game, after 10 months injury it’s difficult.
“The performance was great.”
Rose has managed to make just four appearances for the club this season, and was completely excluded from the first team squad for their last league game against north London rivals Arsenal.
He has had to fight with Welsh international Ben Davies for a place in the line up since his return, while Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters have also appeared on the left flank.
In other Tottenham news, fans were left fuming over the performance of one man in Tuesday’s clash.