It is safe to say that Spurs fans will never forget Danny Rose’s wonder strike against Arsenal on his debut back in 2010.
Rose was handed a surprise start by Harry Redknapp in what was a must-win game for the Lilywhites in order to give themselves a fighting chance of qualifying for the Champions League.
Spurs had just come off an FA Cup semi-final defeat at the hands of Portsmouth and the team was lacking confidence heading into the crucial North London derby.
The home side made a quick start to the match but when Manuel Almunia punched the ball away from a Spurs corner and it fell to Rose, even the most optimistic of Spurs fan would not have been calling for him to shoot.
However, Rose struck it perfectly on the volley and the ball whistled past the Arsenal goalkeeper into the net. That goal sent Spurs on their way to a 2-1 victory and helped the team to achieve their objective of finishing in the top four.
Spurs’ academy graduate, Oliver Skipp, was just nine-years-old at the time, but it sounds as if he remembers the goal very well.
When asked to name the best goal ever scored, the teenager told Tottenham’s official website: “That’s a tough one. I want it to be a Spurs goal and I’ll go for Danny Rose’s volley against Arsenal in 2010.
“I was there that day. What a goal that was!”
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It is unbelievable to think that Rose’s strike was now more than ten years ago and that he has since gone on to make over 200 appearances for the club, while Skipp who just nine years old back then, is now on the verge of breaking into the first team. Spurs have progressed leaps and bounds in the last decade both on and off the pitch and Redknapp often doesn’t get the credit he deserves for his work at the club.
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