Tottenham Hotspur’s first-choice left-back, Danny Rose, has never been one to beat around the bush when it comes to interviews. In fact, at times, the defender is probably a little too honest.
However, you can understand why he has had plenty to say to the Mirror this week, as he hits back at his critics.
Despite the fact that The Athletic reported back in the summer transfer window that Rose visited the Watford training ground ahead of a potential late transfer, Danny has started the season well.
Watford would have certainly been a step down for the left-back, but he has shown his worth this season by starting all four Prem games for Spurs and a Euro 2020 qualifier for England.
His managers, for both club and country, certainly still have faith that he can perform at the very top level, and the 29-year-old shares that same self-belief.
Rose went on a much-needed rant about his current form and his recent CV this week (Mirror): “I don’t need to prove myself to anybody. I have a manager at club level who knows me.
“You look at last season – I played in the quarter-final of the Champions League, I played in the semi-finals of Champions League, I played in the final.
“So I’ve got a manager there who believes in me. Then if you look at international I’ve got a manager that whenever I’ve been available for selection I’ve been chosen.
“He fully believes in me and I’m very grateful. I don’t feel I’ve got anything to prove to anybody and I feel as if I’ve done enough over the years to prove my worth.
“I obviously just want to repay everybody that’s shown faith in me and it’s been a great start to the campaign and I’m looking forward to what’s ahead.
“I guess I should be happy with maybe being up for sale and having started the first four games for Tottenham and the first England game of the campaign.”
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