Danny Rose issues self-confident claim about why manager values him as more than just a player

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Dom Le Roy

Danny Rose has revealed that he is confident of being named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for this summer’s Euro 2020 championship.

The left back left Tottenham Hotspur in the January transfer window to join fellow Premier League side Newcastle United on loan for the remainder of the season.

Rose was rumoured to have had a bust up with new Spurs head coach Jose Mourinho at the Hotspur Way training ground just a day after being left out of the squad which drew 1-1 at Watford (Daily Mail).

The 29-year-old made 16 appearances for Tottenham this season, but only five since Jose Mourinho became manager in November (transfermarkt).

Rose was part of the England squad for the 2018 World Cup and is confident that he will get to represent his country at another major tournament.

He claimed that Gareth Southgate values the experience he possesses and believes that it will not just be based on his performances on the pitch.

Southgate was in attendance when Rose was in the Newcastle side that drew 0-0 with Burnley late last month.

He told NUTV as quoted by the Daily Mail: ‘Over the last three or four years with England, the manager first and foremost, he wants everybody playing.

‘But at the same time, he really, really respects and wants a good atmosphere and a good aura around the training camps, and that means a mix of youth and older players like myself and people who can help and are positive and can give advice.

‘Obviously, I do need to be playing well, but it’s not just about performances when the manager is picking his squads because you could be on the road for four or five weeks, so it’s no good picking people who may be disruptive or stuff like that.

‘I do feel confident that I’ll be selected, but I don’t think I’m just selected on performances. I do bring a lot to the camps and I know he realises that and I know he values that.

‘I wish he’d picked a different game to come and watch. I messaged him after the game and we spoke a little bit and hopefully I’ll get to see him when the next camp gets announced.’

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