Opinion: How Danny Rose should be respected as a club legend

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Danny Rose

Over the history of Tottenham Hotspur, many amazing players have graced the pitch of White Hart Lane, including several club legends.

The likes of Harry Kane, Robbie Keane and Jermain Defoe could all be classified as recent club legends, however, Danny Rose is rarely included in this prestigious list, which I believe to be unfair.  

Firstly, let’s go back to Danny Rose’s league debut, and arguably his most famous game. 

On the 14th April 2010, Rose scored what could be described as a ‘thunderous volley’ against Arsenal to give us a 2-1 win. The passion was evident, as the 19-year-old at the time, ran towards the jubilant Spurs fans.  

Over his time within the N17 squad, Rose played 214 games during a career (Transfermarktthat showed true commitment to the North London side. 

He showed that he was a true fan of a club, and always tried his hardest. Despite never being a star player, Rose almost always performed, especially during the last season at White Hart Lane. 

One moment that stands out for me, was Danny Rose during the Amazon Prime documentary last season. 

During the January transfer window, Rose spoke out towards Mourinho due to his lack of playing time. The Englishman believed he was being harshly treated compared to other players within the team. 

When this was first aired, many fans were angry at Rose for ‘not being a team player’, however, it turned he was completely correct.

During Mourinho’s tyrannic reign, we saw the likes of Dele Alli, Toby Alderweireld and Harry Winks all singled out by the Portuguese. Danny seemed to be the only man brave enough to speak up, and for that, he deserves a lot of respect. 

On multiple occasions, Rose showed his true love for the club, which was evidently clear during our first game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

I always remember that clip of the first Heung-Min-Son goal, in the background, Rose fell to the floor in delight. He knew just how important this game was to the club, and most importantly, to the fans.  

However, it wasn’t just Rose’s commitment and love to the club that makes him a club legend, it was always his consistent performances.

Everyone remembers the final season at the White Hart Lane fortress and that unbeaten run would not have been possible without Rose.  

The full-back pairing of Rose and Walker was easily the best in the league, helping the team in so many situations.

Not to mention the fact that Rose played an important part in Tottenham’s push for Premier League titles in back-to-back seasons, as well as the Champions League in 2019, ultimately falling short each time. However, he was one of the best performers for Spurs in Madrid.

To think that we have gone from Walker and Rose to Aurier and Reguilon is heartbreaking, to say the least.

Overall, Danny Rose may have made mistakes during his time at N17, however, for some fans to still disrespect him is embarrassing.

His loyalty and passion is something many Spurs players currently lack, and it shows how grateful we were to have one of the best left-backs in the league.

Danny Rose is a club legend, so let’s show him. 

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