Rose nears return

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Danny Rose is racing to be fit in time for the clash against Real Madrid according to an article in The Sun.

He has been stepping up his recovery from a knee injury which has kept him out since the turn of the year and could be just a fortnight away from a return.

It means he will be in the contention to face Cristiano Ronaldo and co at the Bernabeu on October 17.

Rose, 27, has not played since picking up the bad injury in January against Sunderland.

Since Danny got injured , Pochettino has used Ben Davies at left-back, and the Welshman has excelled and Rose, when fit, will find the former Swansea man difficult to dislodge.

Earlier in the season , Pochettino spoke about Rose’s injury saying “Of course I suffer because he is our player like Lamela and different players. You always want them fit and healthy and ready to compete available for selection.

“After the long term like him, I think it is difficult for him because players love to play football and be fit and healthy.
“He is suffering a lot – for eight or nine months – since January. It is a very difficult situation.

“We all try – the staff and everyone – to help him to keep pushing and try to be motivated as possible to be fit again and be available to help the team.
“I think they are doing well but still we have to wait and we cannot give a date when they can return to the group and start training.”

So encouraging news on Danny and Erik. Their returns will be timely ahead of a very busy schedule. Davies would be very unlucky to lose his place as he has done very well and is arguably now first choice. Rose may find his perceived lack of a decent salary may not be his only problem when he’s back to full fitness.

So we ask, has Davies done enough to cement his place in the side? or should Rose retain his place once fully fit?. It’s certainly an interesting dilemma for Poch to have.


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  1. Davies keeps his place. He confidence is high. The timing of his runs into the box is excellent. He is improving rapidily and is now is a definite starter for now.

  2. Davies deserves the place for two reasons 1) his performances have been incredible lately and 2) to show that the club appreciates loyalty and professionalism.

  3. I think Rose WILLI index it difficult to displace Davies,who has grown into the position thanks to a healthy run of games.His play is much more rounded now and he has the added bonus of delivering decent corners.This is something that proved to be more difficult over time for Eriksen,when did he score his last goal from a dead ball situation?


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