Danny Rose is relishing the prospect of getting one over Arsenal this evening in Tottenham Hotspur’s bid to win their first trophy under the managerial guidance of Mauricio Pochettino.
Spurs are looking to avenge the Premier League defeat they suffered at the Emirates earlier this month. Leading 2-1 at half time, Tottenham’s second half display was far from acceptable which ended up in a 4-2 victory for the home side.
Rose believes that the fact it is a cup quarter final coupled with facing their North London rivals is motivation enough going into the tie.
The left-back did start in the 4-2 defeat, with Ben Davies instead lining up in his place and only featured as a late substitute.
“We will be looking to put the result right, but it is a quarter-final, so we don’t need much more motivation than that,” Rose told the Ham and High.
“It will be the first chance to win a trophy this season if we can get through and we are looking forward to it.”
Whilst Eric Dier’s ear-cupping celebration caused something of a minor scuffle between both sets of players, Rose felt that there was nothing wrong with what his team mate did with passion displayed in a derby being healthy.
“For me, if I was a neutral watching on the TV, that is something I would like to see as long as no one is throwing hands and assaulting each other,” Rose added.
“I don’t think there was anything wrong with it. Obviously we celebrated and Arsenal got annoyed at that, but the game continued.
“We did well to go 2-1 up and we are all disappointed we didn’t win, but having been involved, that is what I want to see and I am looking forward to playing them again.”
Hopefully, it will be Tottenham who end up with the North London bragging rights come tonight.
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