Darren Bent has been left raving over Tottenham defender Danny Rose and claims he must be “so frustrated” playing behind Heung-min Son on the left-hand side.
The former Spurs and England striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the left-back was a stand out performer for the Lilywhites in midweek against Red Star Belgrade and that his efforts were not rewarded due to his teammate.
The 29-year-old notched an assist in Serbia as well as helping Spurs to a clean sheet, although he was completely left out of Saturday’s matchday squad against Sheffield United.
Bent says that Tottenham fans saw one of Rose’s best performances of the season in midweek but says that the defender must be tearing his hair out over Son’s selfishness in the opposition’s half.
Bent told Football Insider: “I thought he was brilliant, I thought he was tremendous (v Red Star).
“To be fair to him, he looked good but if I was Danny Rose, at times he must be so frustrated to play with Heung-min Son on your side because the amount of times he does a marauding overlap where he powers and all he needs is a little pass to the side, Son will shoot.
“I think that’s one area where he lets him down is sometimes he’s way too greedy.”
Rose has played a total of 11 times for Spurs this season, nine of those appearances coming among the starting XI in the Premier League.
Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United saw Ben Davies handed his second successive league start by Mauricio Pochettino, having only started once in the opening 10 games of the season.
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