Robbie Savage: This is why Tottenham regular did not make my team of the season
By Dominic Toner
Robbie Savage has revealed he snubbed Tottenham defender Danny Rose from his team of the season because of his injury problems.
The former Wales international decided to pick Chelsea’s left-back Marcos Alonso in his side, leaving out the Spurs ace in the process.
Rose has been a crucial player in the club’s success this season and helped the north London club to second in the table.
The 26-year-old has provided great energy up and down the left flank, which has also helped him become a regular for England.
However, he has been unfortunate with injury setbacks this campaign and is currently sidelined with a knee injury, meaning he has not featured in the league since 31 January.
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Savage has explained that he omitted Rose from his Premier League team of the season due to his absences through injury.
“I would have had Danny Rose as my left-back, but he’s missed a chunk of the season,” Savage told the Daily Mirror.
Rose has been used mainly as left wing-back this season and is an important player in Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
English pairing Rose and Kyle Walker have established themselves as two of the best full-backs in England and have continued to impress this campaign.
Rose has been sidelined until the end of April and it has come as a colossal blow to Spurs.
However, they do a ready-made replacement in Ben Davies and the Wales international has managed to fill the void well in recent weeks.
The 23-year-old is likely to be in the starting line-up at the weekend for the away match against Burnley in the Premier League.
In other Tottenham news, Martin Keown has urged a 23-year-old playmaker not to join Spurs.