Danny Rose names is ultimate starting XI from his Tottenham and England days

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur left-back, Danny Rose, has certainly played with some big names during his time in North London.

Not only this, but the defender has been around the England camp with some star players from other clubs during the past half-decade.

The Spurs man was interviewed on Instagram by don.emusic this week and was asked to name his ultimate XI from his career.

While Rose chose not to name himself in the team, there were some rather controversial picks from the on-loan Newcastle star.

Rose chose to name Jordan Pickford in goal above World Cup-winning French captain, Hugo Lloris. There was also room in the side for Tom Huddlestone in central midfield.

Kyle Walker, Ledley King, Jan Vertonghen, and Ben Chilwell/Benoit Assout-Ekotto made up a dynamic back four, while Luka Modric partnered Huddlestone in midfield. Of course, there was also room for Gareth Bale.

While Rose initially named Harry Kane and Jermain Defoe up front, while thinking of a third he changed his mind completely and lumped for Kane, Raheem Sterling, and Marcus Rashford.

Changing his mind yet again, Rose dropped Mousa Dembele and Jonjo Shelvey into the equation too, casting some doubt over what his starting XI would actually be.

Rose said (as relayed by Football London): “Goalkeeper I would say maybe [Jordan] Pickford. Right-back Kyle Walker, centre-back Ledley King and probably [Jan] Vertonghen.

“Left-back I would say Chilly (Ben Chilwell) or Benoit [Assou-Ekotto]. Centre-mid Tom Huddlestone, [Luka] Modric, [Gareth] Bale, Harry Kane, [Jermain] Defoe.

“I need one more don’t I? I tell you who’s unreal that you might not think of, Jonjo Shelvey.

“I forgot Mousa Dembele! Mousa Dembele is the best ever. It’s ridiculous, I swear ridiculous. He is the best ever. It’s hard to explain but he is the best.

“Marcus Rashford as well, Raheem. I think I’m going to have to change that. Raheem, Marcus and Harry will be my front three. Sorry Sanch (Jadon Sancho).”

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