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Key Tottenham defender thanks boss for patience and advice

By Alex Taylor

Tottenham defender Danny Rose has thanked Mauricio Pochettino for sticking with him through his mistakes.

The 26-year-old has been Tottenham’s first-choice left-back since Pochettino took over in 2014 and enjoyed a solid individual campaign last season.

He arrived at White Hart Lane in 2007 and was a key player in the north Londoners’ title challenge last season.

“A lot of hard work has gone in,” Rose told the Tottenham website. “A lot of patience from the manager as well. Not everything has been great, he’s had to put up with a lot of mistakes I’ve made but he’s always stuck by me.

“Whenever he’s had to tell me off or say I’ve not done something right, there has always been great advice at the end of it.”

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The England international has played every minute of his team’s domestic outings this season after featuring 30 times in all competitions in the 2015/16 campaign. Tottenham are unbeaten in the Premier League with a win and two draws, including a clean sheet against Crystal Palace.

Pochettino has demonstrated an ability to revive the careers of struggling stars in his short time at the club and the former Southampton manager got the best out of Erik Lamela, Kyle Walker and Jan Vertonghen last season as his side finished third in England’s top-tier.

In other Tottenham team news, Robbie Savage has claimed Spurs failed to make a single marquee signing this summer.