Reliable journalist: Tottenham fears dampened after senior star leaves training early
By Dominic Toner
Tottenham defender Danny Rose was one of three players to leave England’s training early on Tuesday, according to a reliable journalist.
The Times chief football writer Henry Winter revealed on his personal Twitter account that Rose, Theo Walcott and Ryan Bertrand all left the training session early.
He explained the the trio had gone to the gym for post-game recovery after they all played in the Premier League on Sunday.
Winter dampened fears they are set to be sidelined and said that all three will be available to play for England in the World Cup qualifier against Malta on Saturday.
Walcott, Rose and Bertrand leave #eng training session early, off to gym as part of their post-game recovery. Available for Saturday.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) October 4, 2016
Rose and Bertrand will contest the left-back position in the England squad and Walcott will hope that his recent good form is enough to earn him a starting role.
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Spurs earned a 2-0 win against league leader Manchester City on Sunday and were full of high energy all over the pitch.
Rose, 26, played the full 90 minutes against Man City and has been a crucial part of Spurs’ early success.
The defender missed six games for the north London club due to a hamstring injury but has been restored as the first-choice left-back ahead of Ben Davies.
Rose is well known for his attacking ability and tireless work for Spurs, which could be why he is feeling the impact on international duty.
England will travel to Slovenia for their second World Cup qualifier of the break after hosting Malta at Wembley.
In other Tottenham team news, Martin Keown has identified the weak link at the club.