Opinion: Not only should Spurs keep this player – he should be in line to be captain

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Dom Le Roy

In the modern game, we rarely get to support one single player from the start of their career until the end, which is a shame.

Danny Rose has now been in North London for 12 years since transferring from Leeds United back in 2007.

The left-back has been on an incredible journey in a Lilywhite shirt, and we have all been on that journey with him.

Starting off as a left-winger, before being converted into a defender. That volley against Arsenal. The Battle of the Bridge. Rose and Walker flying down the flanks. That red haircut. Always speaking the truth. Googling all the new signings. Drinking a beer after reaching the Champions League final.

Rose plays with his heart on his sleeve, with passion and desire, always operating at 100% no matter whether it’s Cardiff away or against Barcelona in the Champions League.

The defender has overcome so many challenges on and off the pitch, and it isn’t time for Spurs to give up on him now, just when he is getting back to his very best form.

For me, he is still one of the best left-backs in the country and I want to see him retire at Tottenham. Not only this, but I would name him as a vice-captain for next season.

In my opinion, Harry Kane should be captain, with Vertonghen and Rose taking the armband in his absence as vices.

Rose has so much more to offer and there are more memories to be made.


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  1. I am so happy that Rose is getting the recognition from yo and supporters that he deserves. I don`t think he will leave but was angling for a new contract when he said what he said. It would be well overdue. With him and Kane being captains, will be difficult since Lloris is the captain and will stick around for the next 2-3 years.

  2. Not long after signing a new contract, Rose felt he had to speak out in a National Newspaper declaring that he intends to move up North and amongst other things criticising the ethos of the club. Is this player worthy of such adulation?

    I grew up watching players who were committed to Spurs both on and off the pitch such as Gary Mabbutt, Hughton, Hoddle and Perryman to name a few.

    Granted on the pitch Rose always gives 100% and is a wholehearted player but his distribution and technique is more often mediocre than good.

    There are more gifted left-backs we should target to progress further next season such as Digne while Sessegnon has the potential to give us the type of output and goals which a young Gareth Bale provided.

    Yes Sessegnon struggled with Fulham last season but Pochettino could possibly transform him into a major asset for Spurs.


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