By Danny Wright
Tottenham fans on Twitter were delighted with the performance of Danny Rose when he represented England against Germany on Thursday night.
Although the international friendly ended as a goalless draw at Wembley, it was no doubt an encouraging sign of England’s ability to play against the bigger teams in the world after a thoroughly boring qualifying campaign.
Rose, 27, was one of many players to have performed well for the Three Lions, posing a constant threat down the left flank as Gareth Southgate opted to deploy a back-three that allowed the Tottenham ace to play as a wing-back.
He wasn’t the only Spurs player to do well against the Germans, with Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier also impressing in front of the Wembley crowd.
Rose now looks back to his best though after missing nine months worth of action with a serious knee injury he picked up in January – and fans on Twitter seem to agree with that.
However some seemed to have noticed that Rose didn’t shake hands with ex-Tottenham player Kyle Walker as he came off the bench to replace the left-back.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Trippier, Rose, Dier, Alli, Winks, Kane. Good start. Livermore and Walker handy on the bench. Defoe wouldn’t let England down. #COYS
— Paddy Briggs 🔶🕷 (@PaddyBriggs) November 10, 2017
Trippier is having a brilliant game. His ball control and delivery has been quality. Dier has taken charge and looked mature and professional. Rose has also looked more confident and almost got a goal for himself. 👏 #COYS https://t.co/PR5bOZc3wu
— Lilywhite Spurs (@Lilywhite_Spurs) November 10, 2017
Rose and tripper 👏🏻👏🏻#coys
— Steven (@stevehotspurs) November 10, 2017
@dannyrose_32 well played v germany Danny good to see you back
— Vernon Duke (@VeVernrn) November 11, 2017
Did Danny Rose just blank Walker on his way off there?
— Gareth Palframan (@GarethPalframan) November 10, 2017
Good 70mins for Danny Rose & Tripps 👍
— ^_^ (@drjimmy12) November 10, 2017
Oh Danny Rose, how I have missed thee.
— Shelley Johnson (@shelleyj89) November 10, 2017
Since returning from injury, Rose has made three appearances for Spurs, but suffers a battle to get back into the first-team on a regular basis due to the form of Ben Davies.
In other Tottenham news, Spurs are in the hunt for this £35,000-a-week playmaker – but it’s not Ross Barkley.